Jakada Imani selected for Mayoral Transition Advisory Committee

For Interviews with Jakada, please contact:
Abel Habtegeorgis at 510-910-2672 / abel@ellabakercenter.org

OAKLAND, CA--- Oakland's Mayor-elect Jean Quan announced the formation of her Transition Advisory Committee today. The Ella Baker Center is thrilled that our Executive Director, Jakada Imani will be serving on this committee as a representative of Oakland Rising. Chaired by Henry Gardner, recently retired Executive Director of the Association of Bay Area Governments and a former Oakland City Manager, the 24-member Transition Advisory Committee will be meeting over the next month and into January to recommend to the incoming mayor priorities for her first year in office.

"I recruited a high level group of creative thinkers, representing many different segments of Oakland's diverse community, to help me focus on specific priorities for my first year. I'm hopeful that they will develop priorites that will be practical, doable, and will move Oakland forward," explained Quan.

Members represent the business, labor, health care, education, parks, faith and nonprofit communities as well as those experienced in planning, development and community organizing.

"I am honored to to represent Oakland Rising on the Mayor Elect Quan's transition team," shared Jakada Imani, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center. "Under Jean's leadership are city's best day are still ahead."