•  Aisha Knowles

    AISHA KNOWLES

    Interagency Representative

    Trustee, Area 4
    The unincorporated communities of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Hayward Acres, San Lorenzo and portions of unincorporated Alameda County territory north of Castro Valley, a small northern area of Hayward along Foothill Boulevard and B Street, and a majority of the city of San Leandro to the northern boundary line of Dutton Avenue.

    Elected 2012. Term expires June 2026
    aknowles@acoe.org

    Aisha Knowles brings over 20 years of experience in public service and is dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth through bolstering school and community support systems. Currently holding the role of Public Affairs Manager and Public Information Officer at the Fremont Fire Department, she previously spent 15 years at the Alameda County Fire Department as the Public Information and Community Relations Officer.

    Aisha has actively contributed to various organizations and committees, including serving as Chairperson of the Ashland Citizen’s Advisory Committee and representing the Alameda County Board of Supervisor’s District 4 seat on the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women. She has held leadership positions in multiple organizations such as the Rotary Club of San Leandro and the Alameda County Board of Education, where she served as President for multiple terms. Her involvement extends to community projects globally, including Rotary International service initiatives in Guatemala and Honduras.

    As a founding member of the Russell City Reparative Justice Project Steering Committee in the City of Hayward, Aisha leads the committee as Chair, bringing a distinctive perspective as a descendant of Russell City and as a producer of a documentary about Russell City titled “The Apology.”

    Aisha has received accolades for her outstanding contributions, including being honored as the 2023 AD-20 Woman of the Year by California Assemblymember Liz Ortega. She has also been recognized by the Alameda Labor Council and various Assemblymembers for her selfless work in public safety and community advocacy.

     


  • Area 4 - The unincorporated communities of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Hayward Acres, San Lorenzo and portions of unincorporated Alameda County territory north of Castro Valley, a small northern area of Hayward along Foothill Boulevard and B Street and a majority of the city of San Leandro to the northern boundary line of Dutton Avenue.

    Trustee: Aisha Knowles
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