Mayor Libby Schaaf was inaugurated Oakland, California’s 50th mayor in January 2015. A native Oaklander, Mayor Schaaf previously served one term as a member of the Oakland City Council.
She is committed to revitalization that preserves and celebrates Oakland’s diversity and leads to direct prosperity for long-time residents and newcomers. Her four areas of focus as mayor are: holistic community safety, sustainable vibrant infrastructure, equitable jobs and housing, and responsive trustworthy government.
In 2016, Mayor Schaaf and the Oakland Unified School District launched The Oakland Promise, a cradle to career strategy with the vision to, as a community, ensure that all Oakland students graduate high school with the expectations, resources and skills to complete college and be successful in the career of their choice. The goal is to triple the number of college graduates from Oakland public schools within a decade.