Trustee, Area 2 – City of Alameda and parts of Oakland, including the southern portion of West Oakland, all of Jack London Square and Chinatown, part of Fruitvale, the Oakland hills south of Redwood Rd., and East Oakland south of Seminary Avenue and 66th Avenue
Elected 2016. Term expires June 2020.
Chair, Facilities Committee
Vice Chair, Policy and Legislation Committee
Countywide Event and Charter Schools Advisor
AMBER CHILDRESS is a marketing entrepreneur, mother, public speaker, and community advocate. She was raised in Oakland and has spent the majority of her life in the East Bay, attending Oakland public schools and Mills College to study Liberal Studies. From her school-age years through adulthood, Childress has benefited from programs like Upward Bound, A Better Chance, the Oakland Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program, and Emerge CA, which fueled her desire to fight for quality education for all students. The support she received in school and from her extended family taught her to embrace the idea that “It takes a village to raise a child”.
Childress is a longtime volunteer with Girls Inc. of Alameda County, serving as a mentor, committee member, and class volunteer, and volunteers with other nonprofits in Alameda and Oakland. She was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Powerful Women of the Bay Innovator Award for her dedication to the community, tech education, and other entrepreneurs. Childress serves on the Oakland Unified School District Measure G Citizens Oversight Committee and is a Board Member with the East Bay Women’s Network. She also mentors youth through summer internships and school volunteer work.
Area 2 - City of Alameda and parts of Oakland, including the southern portion of West Oakland, all of Jack London Square, Downtown, and Chinatown, part of Fruitvale, the Oakland hills south of Redwood Rd., and East Oakland south of Seminary Avenue and 66th Avenue