Trustee, Area 4 — San Leandro, the western portion of Dublin, and the unincorporated communities of San Lorenzo, Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland (northern portion), Fairview (northern portion) and Hayward Acres
Elected 2012. Term expires June 2018.
Chair, Program & Agency Budget Committee
Member, Facilities Committee
AISHA KNOWLES has an extensive public service background and is committed to improving the lives of youth by strengthening school and community supports. She currently serves as the Public Information Officer for the Alameda County Fire Department. Knowles has served as Chairperson of the Ashland Citizen’s Advisory Committee and as District 4 Representative of the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women. She is the Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of San Leandro and currently serves on the Club's Board of Directors. She is also a past member of the Board of Directors for Building Futures with Women & Children and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Boys and Girls Club of San Leandro and the San Leandro Business Association of Southern San Leandro (BASSL). Knowles is Past-President of the Alameda County Board of Education and is the founding representative of ACBE’s new advisory position on Countywide Events and Charter Schools. She is a native of Hayward and now resides in Ashland. She has also studied abroad in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, and has participated in Rotary International service projects in Guatemala and Honduras.