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Jean Banker named Treasurer of the Women in Transportation


Pamela Kershaw and Sara Lee selected as SF Business Financial Times Most Influential Women honorees

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June 17, 2015

2015 Port Harbor Tours



Port launched free harbor tours
May 29, 2015

Great day on the Bay! We launched our Port of Oakland free harbor tours for the public with a news conference and took Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) children and other guests out to see the Port's maritime operations from the water. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland Schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson and Port Executive Director Chris Lytle were all on hand. Please sign up here to join us this summer for a free tour on the historic USS Potomac.



Port featured in SPUR's "The Urbanist" magazine 
June 2015
The Port of Oakland is featured in SPUR's June Issue of The Urbanist. The article "Big Challenges, Exciting Opportunities" takes a look at how this Bay Area asset plays a major role in conversations about inclusive economic opportunity in the region. Read the complete article here.
Oakland Unified High School students
 receive $47,000 in scholarships
Jun. 3, 2015
This year's Port of Oakland Employees Scholarship Program awardees are pictured here with Port Commissioners and staff. Congratulations to all the winners! The program is designed to encourage students in the Oakland public schools to continue with their education beyond high school and to contribute to the betterment of the Oakland community since inception. Port employees raised $47,000 this year and made these scholarships possible for fifteen high school students!




Port employees raised $44,000 for scholarships
Jun. 18, 2015   


To support the Port of Oakland Employees Scholarship Program, its volunteer committee recently hosted the annual golf tournament fundraiser in partnership with the Marcus Foster Education Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Oakland public schools. A special "Thank you" goes out to Port employees and all the participants in the golf tournament who made this scholarship fundraiser a success!






Port airport executives speak at
Montera Middle School Career Day
Jun. 3, 2015   


Port of Oakland Aviation Director Deborah Ale Flint and Associate Aviation Project Manager Joshua Polston spoke to fifth and sixth grade students about their careers at Montera Middle School in Oakland. The students asked questions about their work and saw a video about the Oakland International Airport operations.




Port's Luana España recognized at
2015 Oakland Chamber awards luncheon
June 10, 2015

The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce held their 110th Annual awards ceremony in June. University of California President Janet Napolitano was the keynote speaker. Port Community Affairs Analyst Luana España was recognized as one of the 2015 Graduates of Leadership Oakland. The program offers Oakland's current and future leaders the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the role leadership plays in Oakland and the region.



Sunset Magazine moving to Jack London Square
June 2, 2015

We're delighted to welcome Sunset Magazine's editorial and business staff to their new home in the Port's Jack London Square. Sunset Magazine is moving its headquarters to the Oakland waterfront. Read more here.



Port hosts government officials from the Republic of India 
June 10, 2015
The Port of Oakland today hosted a delegation of government officials from the Republic of India. This was made possible by a partnership with the University of California, Berkeley Goldman School Global and Executive Program. During their time here, the delegates met with various public and private sector officials in the region including the Port of Oakland.
Port Executive Director Chris Lytle, Social Responsibility Director Amy Tharpe, and Environmental Programs & Planning Director Richard Sinkoff met with the group. Discussion topics included: environmental stewardship programs, local hiring and local business utilization initiatives, and waterfront labor issues.


Jean Banker serves as new treasurer of the Women in Transportation

Jean Banker, Port of Oakland's Principal Assistant to the Executive Director, has been named the new Treasurer of the SF Bay Area Chapter of Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS). WTS seeks to close the workforce gap in the global transportation industry by promoting lifelong careers in transportation for women. By attracting, retaining, and advancing women in the industry, WTS International is recognized as a worldwide network of transportation subject matter experts. Please click here for more information.



Pamela Kershaw


Sara Lee

Commercial Real Estate Director Chief Financial Officer
 Pamela Kershaw and Sara Lee Selected as SF Business Financial Times Most Influential Women honorees
Jun. 4, 2015
Port of Oakland Commercial Real Estate Director Pamela Kershaw and Chief Financial Officer Sara Lee were selected as honorees for the 2015 Most Influential Women in Business awards for the San Francisco Bay Area business community. The annual awards program highlights women who hold significant positions of influence in the Bay Area and serve as outstanding role models in business. Read the press release here.

  • Dancing Under the Stars at Foot of Broadway
    • West Coast Swing, Fri. 6/19/15
    • Single Time Swing, Fri. 6/26/15
    • Line Dance, Fri. 7/3/15
    • Salsa, Fri. 7/10/15
  • Waterfront Flicks at Ferry Law
    • Maleficent, Thurs. 6/25/15
    • Mrs. Doubtfire, Thurs. 7/9/15
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