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Planning & Oversight Committee

The Planning and Oversight Committee (POC) is the public body that oversees the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY).


The POC is comprised of 17 Oakland residents, appointed by the City Council and the Mayor. One adult and one youth is appointed by each City Councilmember, and one representative is appointed by the Office of the Mayor. The POC meets on the first and/or third Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm, at Oakland City Hall, in Hearing Room 4 on the 2nd floor, unless otherwise scheduled. All meetings are open to the public. Sign up for the Mailing List located in the left menu to receive regular announcements for upcoming POC and subcommittee meetings. 



How to Apply to Become a Member of the POC

Please send an electronic copy of your resume/CV to to be forwarded to Council staff for review and appointment. Additionally, fill out and complete the online application form on the City of Oakland Boards and Commissions website. Select Children's Fund Planning and Oversight Committee for the question Which Boards would you like to apply for? 


For more information about the POC, please email or contact your Councilmember


2019-2020 OFCY Planning and Oversight Committee (as of July 2020)

Mayor Libby Schaaf

Adult: Bill Riley

At Large - Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan


Adult: Kimberly Aceves-Iniguez

District 1 - Councilmember Dan Kalb

Youth: Langston Buddenhagen*


District 2 - Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas


Adult: Peter Lê

District 3 - Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney

Youth: Dwayne Davis

Adult: Anakarita Allen*

District 4 - Councilmember Sheng Thao



District 5 - Councilmember Noel Gallo


Adult: Jorge Velasco

District 6 - Councilmember Loren Taylor


Adult: Betty Booker

District 7 - Councilmember Larry Reid

Youth: Gregory Hampton

Adult: Tasion Kwamilele


* POC co-chair persons for 2019-2020


Government Ethics

The City of Oakland's Public Ethics Commission has useful guides and other information on Ethics for City Staff, Elected Officials and Board Members on their website. It is recommended that POC members review the information provided to be informed to their responsibilities. Click the link below to go to the Public Ethics Commission webpage.


Ethics for City Staff, Elected Officials and Board Members