In this issue: Oakland Budget Summit, New Finance Director, Meet the Chief, OPD Promotions, In the Spotlight, Upcoming Meetings & Events
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March 19, 2020
In this issue: Oakland Budget Summit, New Finance Director, Meet the Chief, OPD Promotions, In the Spotlight, Upcoming Meetings & Events
Join the Oakland Budget Summit!
It is time to get into the nitty gritty of the budget. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is hosting a virtual Budget Summit on Saturday, March 20, 1 P.M. - 3 P.M. Join breakout sessions with city leaders focused on ending homelessness, police services and response, illegal dumping and encampment management, and fixing streets and sidewalks.
City of Oakland Announces Appointment of Seasoned New Finance Director Erin Roseman
Oakland City Administrator Ed Reiskin today announced his appointment of Ms. Erin Roseman as Oakland’s new Director of Finance, effective April 19.

Ms. Roseman is a dynamic and seasoned finance professional and results-driven leader with 20 years’ experience. An Oakland resident, she joins the City of Oakland from the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) in San Francisco, where she serves as Chief Financial Officer responsible for all financial activities of the TJPA, including management of the finance team, accounting, treasury management, debt financing, budgets and budget monitoring, financial statements and reports, capital project cash flow monitoring, project reimbursements, payroll, audits, all purchasing and procurement functions, and federal grants and compliance, including SBE/DBE program and risk management. TJPA has over $2B in net assets, an annual $25M Operations Budget, $4B capital program, and over in $200M investments portfolio.
Meet Oakland's New Police Chief
Meet The Chief Town Hall: Join Mayor Schaaf, Police Commission Chair Regina Jackson and new Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong for a virtual Town Hall. Pre-submit your Q's. March 24, 2021 – 6 p.m.
Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong Promotes Two Oakland Natives to His Executive Team
Captain Angelica Mendoza was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police and will be assigned to the newly formed Bureau of Risk Management. For the last 25 years, Deputy Chief Mendoza has served the community of Oakland, where she was born and raised. She is the first Latina to be promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief. Since 2019, Deputy Chief Mendoza has been the Area 4 Commander where she has fostered trusting relationships, especially in the Latinx community. She is fluent in Spanish and incorporates her personal experiences and background to connect with the community.

Manager Kiona Suttle was promoted to Deputy Director of Bureau of Services. In her new position, the Oakland native will become the Department’s first African American Deputy Director and the highest-ranking professional staff member. Director Suttle has served our Oakland community for more than two decades. She has overseen the Department’s Human Resources Section, the Record's Division, served in both Internal Affairs and the Office of Inspector General. Director Suttle has effectively made positive changes in her many roles and brings a vast knowledge of all the critical components within OPD.
In the Spotlight
Check out these movers and shakers: Oakland employees whose service extends beyond the City to uplift our community and advance our City values, and City programs/services receiving accolades for excellence.
Oakland Kids ACE It

The Olympic Club Foundation
highlighted Oakland’s ACE Kids Golf Program for changing lives in Oakland. The program introduces disadvantaged Oakland kids to the game of golf, providing instruction, STEM curriculum, equipment and transportation to and from local golf facilities free of charge. 
Champion for Civil Rights:  Chanee Minor, Housing & Community Development, RAP Program

Chanée Franklin Minor
, manager of the Rent Adjustment Program within the Housing & Community Development Department was appointed to the US Civil Rights Commission as a member of the California Advisory Committee. The US Commission on Civil Rights informs the development of national civil rights policy and enforcement of civil rights laws. Read more about her appointment here.
Shout-out for Inspiring Leadership: OPRYD Director Nicholas Williams

Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development Director Nicholas Williams lives his values and inspires thousands of kids (and his colleagues!) by embodying his mantra that “everybody’s cool.” Nicholas was recently honored by two prestigious organizations. During Black History Month, Stephan and Ayesha Curry’s Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation celebrated Nicholas as one of Oakland’s influential Black leaders whose work supports the Foundation’s mission of providing access to thethree essential pillars of a healthy childhood — nutrition, education, and physical activity. Check out the story here.

Nicolas was also
recently inducted into 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, whose mission is to improve the quality of life within the Bay Area and beyond, by advancing the social, economic, health, and educational progress of African Americans.

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