Council District 3
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Chief of Staff
Having served the City of Oakland for 10 years as the Chief of Staff for Jane Brunner (D1), Zac has developed an excellent reputation within City Hall and with other elected officials throughout the City. As Chief of Staff, Zac is responsible for implementing our vision within City Hall and communicating our vision to other governmental entities. Zac has a passion for Oakland that is contagious. He played a critical role in the City’s bike/ped plan and in the development of the Transit Village at MacArthur BART. Zac holds a BA from Brown University and a M.A. in Urban Planning from UC Berkeley and is looking forward to helping to support District 3 in the development of a transit village at West Oakland BART and by attracting grocers and retailers to the District. Zac lives near Lake Merritt with his wife and three children.
Director of Constituent Services
Brigitte Cook, Director of Constituent Services: With over two decades in the communications industry, Brigitte brings the strength and discipline of a corporate executive. Brigitte lives in North Oakland, is a Life Member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, and is a founding organizer of SAVE Oakland – a violence prevention coalition. Brigitte is my scheduler and serves as Constituent Liaison for Health, Public Safety, Faith-based Initiatives and for the neighborhoods in West Oakland. Brigitte holds a B.A. in Social Science from UC Berkeley.
Policy Analyst and Community Liaison
Casey Farmer, Policy Analyst and Community Liaison: An ardent advocate for youth and schools, Casey is well-respected for her hard work and passion for the Town. She serves District 3 as the Constituent Liaison for Economic Development, Human Services, Education, and Housing and for the neighborhoods in Adams Point, Downtown/Uptown, KONO, Jack London Square, Lake Merritt and Old Oakland – where she resides. Casey holds a B.A. from University of San Francisco in Sociology and Public Service and M.A. in Education from Alliant International University.