Port of Oakland re-elects Board President

Port of Oakland re-elects Board President

The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners has re-elected Barbara Leslie for a second term as Board President.

Port Board President Leslie joined the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners in 2018.

She assumed the role of First Vice President from 2020-2022, before becoming President in 2022. She has also served as the CEO of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce since 2014.

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Port Board President Barbara Leslie said: “I am honoured to be selected by my fellow commissioners to serve a second term in this leadership role.

“I am looking forward to continuing our work, in partnership with our stakeholders, on numerous green initiatives that will help the port achieve zero emissions from operations.

“Our Board passionately supports responsible growth and appreciates port staff’s commitment to finding and implementing innovative solutions to accomplish this goal.”

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Commissioner Yui Hay Lee is also serving his second straight term as First Vice President. From 2020 to 2022, he served as Second Vice President.

In 2018, he was appointed to the Board of Port Commissioners. Commissioner Lee is the former President and CEO of YHLA Architects, which he started in Oakland in 1980.

Second Vice President Commissioner Andreas Cluver returns to the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners as a leader. Cluver served as President from 2020 to 2022 and as First Vice President from 2018 to 2020.

In 2016, he was appointed to the Port Board. Cluver is the Alameda County Building and Trades Association’s Secretary-Treasurer.

In July 2023, the Port of Oakland received a $119 million in grant funding from the State of California as part of the Port’s Freight Infrastructure Program (PFIP).

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