The Port of Oakland Board has appointed two new commissioners, Jahmese Myres and Stephanie Dominguez Walton.
According to the Port of Oakland, Commissioners Cestra Butner and Joan Story have finished their years of dedicated voluntary service as Port Board members, therefore the new commissioners are filling vacancies.
At its July meeting, the Oakland City Council overwhelmingly accepted the nominations of Jahmese Myres and Stephanie Dominguez Walton to the Port Board.
Commissioner Myres took office on 24 July, and Commissioner Dominguez Walton took office on 31 August.
Oakland Board of Port Commissioners President, Barbara Leslie, stated: “On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to Commissioners Myres and Dominguez Walton.
“We look forward to collaborating and working closely with them as they bring their unique skills and perspectives to their new roles.”
Commissioner Myres served on the City of Oakland Planning Commission from 2014 to 2020. Commissioner Dominguez Walton is the President of the Board of the Voter Protection Project, which aims to increase voting rights across the country by backing politicians that advocate for voter equality.