Local labor leader Andreas Cluver and long-time community leader Arabella Martinez have been appointed to the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. They joined the Board Feb. 11.
The City Council appointed Cluver, secretary-treasurer of the Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council, and Martinez, vice-chair of the Latino Community Foundation Board of Trustees at its meeting Feb. 2.
The two leaders were nominated by Mayor Libby Schaaf.
“We are very pleased that Ms. Martinez and Mr. Cluver are joining the Board of Port Commissioners,” said Board President Earl S. Hamlin. “They both bring significant experience to the table that will help the port realize its potential for Oakland and the region.”
Besides leading the Alameda County Building Trades Council, Culver has served as program director of the AFL-CIO of Southern Africa, and compliance officer of the Northern California Electrical Construction Industry.
Martinez’s experience includes founder and first CEO of the Unity Council in Oakland, assistant secretary of the Office of Human Development Services, U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare and president of the Center for Policy Development in Oakland and Washington D.C.
Cluver and Martinez were sworn into office by Mayor Schaaf.