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About the Councilmember
Noel Gallo is a lifelong resident of Oakland; he grew up in the Fruitvale/San Antonio District neighborhoods. He attended local schools and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Business Degree. Noel was elected to the Oakland Board of Education in 1992 and has worked tirelessly to improve and increase educational opportunities for our youth, by working with public and private sector organizations, serving as the President of the Oakland Board of Education and leading 6 successful voter initiatives and funding campaigns, which generated over a $1 billion dollars for Oakland Public Schools.
Noel currently serves as the Oakland City Council Member representing District 5 which covers a large portion of the Eastbay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor. He serves as Co-Chair of the Oakland City Council Education Partnership Committee, and a member of the Life Enrichment, Public Works, and Public Safety City Council Committees. He represents the City of Oakland as a member of the AC Transit BRT Policy Steering Committee. He believes through partnership amongst the City of Oakland, AC Transit, its funders and the community, quality transit access, business development and job creation opportunities for Oakland residents can be achieved.