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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. 


For information on upcoming and recent POC meetings, including agendas and materials, click here.

For information on POC meetings from prior years, click here. 



Click below to learn more about becoming a Youth POC members.

Click below to learn more about serving as an Adult POC member. 

POC Youth recruitment flyer POC Adult recruitment flyer



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


2021-2022 OFCY Planning and Oversight Committee/2022-2023 Appointments (through 6/30/23) (with most recent appointment term)

Mayor Libby Schaaf

Adult: Bill Riley (8/1/2021-7/31/2022)


At Large - Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan

Youth: VACANT (last appointee: Sofia Guerrero Gonzalez, 7/31/2021)

Adult: Meg Evans (8/1/2021-7/31/2022)


District 1 - Councilmember Dan Kalb

Youth: Hassan Ahmed (8/1/2021-7/31/2022)

Adult: VACANT (last appointee: Avi Rose, 8/1/2021-7/31/2022)


District 2 - Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas

Youth: Shamail Waqia (8/1/2021-7/31/2022)

Adult: VACANT (last appointee: Peter Lê, 8/1/2022-4/8/23)


District 3 - Councilmember Carroll Fife

Youth: Dwayne Davis (8/1/2021-7/31/2022)

Adult: Anakarita Allen (8/1/2021-7/31/2022)


District 4 - Councilmember Sheng Thao

Youth: VACANT (last appointee: Ajani Torres-Cedillo, 7/31/2017)

Adult: Pecolia Manigo* (8/1/2021-7/31/2022)


District 5 - Councilmember Noel Gallo

Youth: VACANT (last appointee: Zaira Hernandez, 7/31/2017)

Adult: Jorge Velasco (8/1/2021-7/31/2022)


District 6 - Councilmember Loren Taylor

Youth: VACANT (last appointee: Michael Cunningham II, 7/31/2016)

Adult: VACANT (last appointee: Betty Booker, 2/1/21)


District 7 - Councilmember Treva Reid

Youth: VACANT (last appointee: Gregory Hampton, 8/1/2020-12/7/2020)

Adult: VACANT (last appointee: Tasion Kwamilele, 8/1/2021-7/31/2022)


 * POC co-chair persons for 2022-2023


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