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July 22, 2015

Dear Community Member,


The Port of Oakland has just launched its Speakers' Bureau that offers free, educational briefings for business and community groups. We can come to you or you can visit the Port of Oakland.


Our volunteer speakers are knowledgeable in the following topics: Port of Oakland history, global trade, economic impacts, development projects, environmental sustainability, and career opportunities. Our speakers can also tailor their presentation to address your specific needs.


Would you like to learn more about the Port of Oakland? If so, please call Port of Oakland Communications Manager, Robert Bernardo, at (510) 627-1401 to schedule a presentation, or you can make a request on the Port Web site or click here. 





Click on the photo to see the new video


Jack London Square Comes Alive


See new video: New businesses and throngs of new visitors are making the City's Jack London Square a thriving, growing center of commerce and entertainment. The Square's commercial real estate occupancy rate is 96%.  Hundreds of thousands of revelers are visiting each year for everything from kayaking and sailing to free movies and Friday night dances.


July 4th Festival of Family Fun:
Hoops on Jack London Square 
July 4, 2015

Hope you've all recovered from the Fourth of July fun! We had more than 300 visitors at the Port's free game booth at Jack London Square on the holiday. Kids got to feel a little like the NBA Champ Warriors when they played our mini- basketball hoops while they learned more about the Port. 




Port Welcomes Summer Interns
Jun. - Aug. 2015

We are pleased to have 22 summer interns this year as part of the Port's paid Summer Internship Program including six from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's Classrooms2Careers Program! They will be with us through mid-August and are working in various divisions including Aviation, Commercial Real Estate, Communications, Engineering, Finance, Maritime, Port Attorney's office, and Social Responsibility.




Brown Bag Lunchtime Series:
Conversations with Port Directors    
July 16, 2015

The Port College Summer and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's Classrooms2Careers Program interns are learning first-hand from Port Directors and staff about our three business lines and operations through the brown bag lunchtime series. Interns had discussions with the Director of Social Responsibility Amy Tharpe, Director of Commercial Real Estate Pam Kershaw, and Maritime Wharfinger Richard Taylor about the Port's diverse operations.



From Sacramento to China,
A Lesson in Cleaning up Trucks and Ships 
June 24, 2015

Port of Oakland efforts to cut diesel emissions are producing dramatic results. A University of California expert presented research showing a 76 percent drop in black carbon emissions from harbor trucks. One day later, Chinese officials from Tianjin, the world's fourth-largest port, visited Oakland to find out how it's done.



EC Reems Job Fair    
June 26, 2015

The Social Responsibility Division shared information with several hundred job seekers at E.C. Reems Community Services, "6th Annual Job & Health Fair, entitled, "Forward Thinking: Being the Best Version of You." Participants of the event received free mental health workshops, health screenings, access to employment and training opportunities from local agencies. 




Amy Tharpe Speaks at Turner Professional Women's Group  
June 18, 2015

Recently Turner Professional Women's Group presented its 8th Annual Panel on strategies for increasing the number of women in the construction industry. Port of Oakland's Social Responsibility Director Amy Tharpe (seated left of podium) participated in the discussion - "From the Executive Chair: Insights from an Owner's Rep". She was joined by Larie Meeker, Director of Property Management at Tishman Speyer and Claudia Luquin, Project Manager at San Francisco International Airport.   




Oakland International Airport Welcomed Home
Golden State Warriors: NBA 2015 Champions! 
June 17, 2015
The Warriors landed at Oakland International Airport's North Field after their victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stepping off the plane, they were greeted by a swarm of media and Warrior employees/supporters. A huge turnout of loyal fans greeted them. 
Earl Hamlin
Board of Port Commissioners 
Joan H. Story
Board of Port Commissioners 
Earl Hamlin and Joan H. Story's New Leadership Positions on the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners
July 2015
Retired investment banker Earl Hamlin has been elected President of the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. Prominent real estate attorney Joan H. Story has been appointed to the Port Board.


  • Pedalfest, Sat. 7/25/15 throughout Jack London Square
  • Waterfront Flicks at Ferry Law
    • Night at the Museum, Thurs. 7/23/15
    • Finding Nemo, Thurs. 8/13/15
    • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Thurs. 8/27/15


Social Responsibility Division |  community@portoakland.com | http://www.portofoakland.com
Port of Oakland
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Oakland, CA 94607