Local labor leader Andreas Cluver and long-time community organizer Arabella Martinez have been appointed to four-year terms on the seven-member Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. They joined the Board Feb. 11.
The Oakland City Council appointed Cluver and Martinez at its Feb. 2 meeting. They were nominated, and sworn in, by Mayor Libby Schaaf.
Cluver is Secretary-Treasurer of the Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council, and Martinez is Vice-Chair of the Latino Community Foundation Board of Trustees.
“We are very pleased that Ms. Martinez and Mr. Cluver are joining the Board of Port Commissioners.” said Board President Earl S. Hamlin. “They both bring significant experience to the table that will help the Port realize its potential for Oakland and the region.”
Cluver is Secretary-Treasurer of the Alameda County Building Trades Council and worked in the labor movement for 16 years. He previously served as a business representative for the building trades in Alameda County as well as internationally in Southern Africa as a program director with the AFL-CIO.
Martinez was the founder and first CEO of the Unity Council, a community advocacy group in Oakland. After retiring from the Unity Council in 2005, she joined the Latino Community Foundation Board of Trustees, and in 2014, she became the LCF’s interim CEO to help build the Latino philanthropic institution in California.