OACCA Board of Commissioners Bios

Christin Hill, Commissioner

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Christin J. Hill is Senior Counsel of Compliance at Uber Technologies, Inc.  At Uber she works to identify and mitigate compliance risk for the rapidly growing, global technology company.  Prior to joining Uber, she spent the bulk of her legal career as a securities litigation attorney at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in San Francisco.  Ms. Hill has over ten years of experience representing companies, directors and officers in class actions, government investigations, shareholder derivative actions and other complex legal matters.

An Oakland native, Ms. Hill resides in Oakland's Montclair neighborhood with her husband and two young children. Ms. Hill is active in the Oakland community, including serving as a Deacon for Shiloh Church in Oakland, and a member of Jack & Jill of America Oakland Bay Area Chapter.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis and her Juris Doctorate degree from Stanford Law School.

Scott Haggerty, Commissioner

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Scott Haggerty was first elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in 1996, and currently serves as President. Supervisor Haggerty has an extensive background in regional transportation, serving on several boards and committees as a source for the Bay Area. Mr. Haggerty is a founding member of the Inter-Regional Partnership, which is a representation of elected officials from the counties and cities of two regions. Appointed by former Governor Pete Wilson, Mr. Haggerty served on the California State Seismic Safety Commission and has made public safety a major priority.

Mr. Haggerty is active in the community as a board member for various foundations such as Alameda County Meals on Wheels, Goodwill Industries of the East Bay, and as Chair of the Twin Valley District of the Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. Haggerty has served on the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority Board of Commissioners for over 9 years.


Yui Hay Lee, Commissioner

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Yui Hay Lee is the President and CEO of YHLA Architects, an architectural and planning firm he founded in Oakland, California in 1980. Throughout the three decades of professional practice, the firm has been committed to excellence in design and to providing quality architectural services to its clients. YHLA practices in California, Florida, Taiwan as well as the People's Republic of China.

Mr. Lee was born in China and raised in Hong Kong. He graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Having been awarded with numerous honors for academic and design excellence at Miami, he was awarded in 1964 a scholarship to study at the prestigious Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Fontainebleau, France, where he earned a Diploma in Architecture with honor. In 1967, he received his Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

Long active in public affairs in local community, Mr. Lee had served as a member of the Oakland Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board under Mayor Jerry Brown. Previously he was appointed By Mayor Elihu Harris to the Oakland City Planning Commission from 1991 to 1994 and was elected as the Commission's Chairman in 1993-1994. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Oakland Asian Cultural Center; the Oakland Consolidated Chinese Association; the Metropolitan Oakland Chamber of Commerce, and the Summit Hospitals Foundation of Oakland.


Lynette McElhaney, Commissioner

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Councilmember McElhaney represents Oakland City Council District 3, a dynamic collection of communities that includes Adams Point, Downtown, Uptown, Jack London, Lake Merritt, KONO, Oakland Army Base, Pill Hill and West Oakland,

A 20 year leader in affordable housing, Lynette was elected in November 2012 to restore public trust, expand jobs, strengthen the economy and improve public safety. Since taking office, she has worked with the Mayor and the Council to enact public safety reforms, save funding for the Broadway Shuttle, led efforts to beautify and clean long neglected areas within the District and provided key leadership to protect and expand jobs at the $500 million dollar Oakland Army Base project. Lynette and the D3 team are diligently working to expand community access to grocery, retail, quality housing and jobs. In addition to a commitment to strong constituent services, Lynette’s focus is on eliminating homicide, reducing homelessness, jobs and economic development and strengthening educational opportunities for youth and adults.

Lynette is the daughter of a union machinist and a telecommunications worker. She holds a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley.


Chris Dobbins, Commissioner

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Chris Dobbins is a third-generation Oakland teacher who is on his second term on the Oakland Board of Education representing District 6 in East Oakland.  He has a BA in Urban Planning from UC Berkeley, an MBA and a JD from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and a teaching credential and an MPA from CSU Hayward.  Presently he is an Associate Attorney for the Bay Area Defense Associates in San Jose; a firm which specializes in criminal defense.  Chris is a life-long supporter of Oakland Sports, is a  season ticket holder to all three professional sports teams, and is the former co-host of A’s Fan Radio.com; an internet radio show about the A’s and their fans.

In 2001, he founded a non-profit organization, The Green Stampede, which runs the Oakland A’s Homework Club.  This program provides East Oakland students tutoring and instruction.  It is held on Oakland A’s game nights at the Oakland Coliseum.  The students also stay for the game that evening (once their homework is finished).  The program is entering its 11th season with the A’s and has helped hundreds of Oakland students with their academic studies.

Mr. Dobbins is on the finance committee for the Oakland School Board and is a former vice president of the Board.  He also sits on the Chabot Space and Science Center JPA, is on the Board of the Metro Greater Oakland (MGO) Democratic Club, is an Eagle Scout, and is an active member of St. Paschal Baylon Church in Oakland.

Mr. Dobbins was appointed to the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority Board in 2011.


Nate Miley, Chair

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Nate Miley was elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in November of 2000 and was sworn in on January 8, 2001. He was re-elected for a second term in 2004 and a third term in 2008. He serves as chair of the Board of Supervisor’s Transportation and Planning Committee as well as the Public Protection Committee. He serves on the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority, Local Area Formation Commission, Alameda County Congestion Management Agency, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Association of Bay Area Governments.

Nate has been involved in community and public service his entire adult life. After finishing Law School at the University of Maryland in 1976, he moved to Oakland to work as a Jesuit Volunteer. Nate began his community involvement by taking a position with the Oakland Community Organizations and has worked with many community organizations as well as trained community organizers through the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs.

In 1986, Nate created the United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County to empower older adults to improve their quality of life. As Executive Director of the United Seniors, he is responsible for managing the affairs of the organization, training and developing leadership to enable seniors to address specific issues that promote healthy living and successful aging (such as transportation, safety, physical activity, substance abuse, housing and resource development). He and the seniors have built a viable organization over the last 23 years by consistent and tenacious efforts.

Nate was elected to the Oakland City Council in 1990. In his role as Councilmember, he was the Chair of the Public Safety Committee. Some of his special projects included violence suppression, harm reduction, problems regarding alcohol outlets and other public health issues. He initiated programs to clean up neighborhood blight, sponsored the lead abatement program, passed the first 100% smoke-free workplace legislation in a city of this size, sponsored legislation to stem redlining in Oakland and encourage local investment in the neighborhoods, supported community-oriented policing with the first local substation and worked to reform public housing as well as championed pedestrian safety, particularly Walk to School Week.

Nate is also a single father of two children and has lived in Oakland for more than 20 years. He brings with him a commitment and platform to improve transportation, healthcare, public safety, and social services to his diverse constituents of Oakland, Dublin, and the Unincorporated communities of Fairview, Ashland, Castro Valley and Cherryland.


Larry Reid, Vice Chair

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As a native of Ohio, Mr. Reid began his career in politics by becoming a political aide to the Mayor of Cincinnati. He was hired by presidential-hopeful Walter Mondale to work as a staff member on his campaign, which brought him to California where he accepted a position as Legislative Aid in the State Assembly for six years. In 1990, he played an intricate part in the Mayoral Campaign for Elihu Harris, which earned him the position of the City of Oakland Chief of Staff for six years. Mr. Reid was sworn in to a four-year term as Councilmember on January 6, 1997 and has displayed a commitment to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Oakland.

Larry Reid is the 7th District Councilmember for the City of Oakland. His accomplishments include re-opening the Grass Valley Fire Station, the renovation of the former Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, law ordinances to reduce drug traffic and enacting a moratorium on the establishment of hazardous materials facilities near residential areas. Mr. Reid is active on numerous City Council Committees, and serves as Chair of the educational partnership, Life Enrichment.

Mr. Reid has previously served on the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority Board of Commissioners and its predecessor Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Inc for 13 years.

Ignacio De La Fuente, Commissioner

 

First elected to the Oakland City Council in 1992, Mr. De La Fuente has pioneered the revitalization of Oakland.  Mr. De La Fuente served as an International Vice President for the Glass, Molders, Potter, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, negotiating for members seeking health insurance and other benefits. As frontier of the development of the Fruitvale Transit Village, he is also credited with building the Cesar Chavez Education Center and Ascend School. Mr. De La Fuente’s accomplishments include authoring the Equal Access Policy, and the City’s Hire Oakland policies which provides opportunities for employment for Oakland residents and small businesses.   Mr. De La Fuente retired in January 2017 from the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics, and Allied Workers International Union, AFL-CIO.

 

Mr. De La Fuente served on the Oakland City Council from 1992 until 2012. As an Oakland City Council member Mr. De La Fuente became the first Council member to be elected by his peers to serve as President of the Oakland City Council in 1999.  Mr. De La Fuente served on numerous Committees as an Oakland City Councilman.  Mr. De La Fuente served on Board of the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Authority and its predecessor Oakland–Alameda Coliseum, Inc for more than twenty years.