Make a Difference – Join a Chamber Committee
The Oakland Chamber of Commerce has reimagined the committee structure for 2020 to provide opportunities for further engagement, high impact meetings, and key issue briefings. Standing committees of the Board of Directors are broken down into specific issue areas, each meeting every other month. Some standing committees will have ad hoc task forces that activate around unique challenges or events.To connect with a committee, contact the Chamber at (510) 874-4800.
Task Forces: Ballot Measures; Public Safety; Illegal Dumping; and Budget
The Public Policy Committee is comprised primarily of government affairs professionals from Chamber member businesses, nonprofits, and public agencies. The Committee is responsible for guiding and advising the Chamber Board of Directors in legislative decisions as well serving as a place for policy generation and discussion. Open by invitation only
Transportation, Housing, and Land Use
Task Forces: Manufacturing; Infrastructure; and Broadband
Transportation, Housing, and Land Use drives the Chamber’s agenda relative to ensuring Oakland is well-positioned for sustainable and equitable economic growth by convening an array of stakeholders from developers to transit agencies to city planners to nonprofit leaders. The committee tackles longstanding economic development issues from a unique, solutions-oriented and inter-disciplinary approach.
Small Business Council
Oakland’s vibrant small business community is an asset to the entire city. The Small Business Council convenes a diverse group of Oakland entrepreneurs, employees, and advocates to share knowledge and resources to grow and support Oakland’s small and micro business ecosystem.
Jobs and Workforce
Task forces: Tech and Innovation; Trade and Logistics; Healthcare; and Education
Education and workforce preparation are the most important economic development activities in working to ensure prosperity and growth can be shared by all Oaklanders. The Jobs and Workforce Committee guides the Chamber’s regional workforce development responsibilities while also identifying policies and practices that will create new jobs throughout Oakland
Community Impact Committee
The Community Impact Committee (CIC) is a unique, structured program bringing together for-profit and non-profit organizations in furtherance of productive partnerships committed to philanthropy and social mission.