Friday, November 10, 2017

New Oakland Commissioner

By Karen Robes Meeks

Daria Edgerly was recently named secretary of the Port of Oakland Commissioners Board, its first woman and African American to serve in the role since the seven-member Board of Port Commissioners was created in 1927.

Edgerly, who had been acting board secretary, which involves running the office of the port's governing board, takes over for John Betterton, who retired after two decades in the position.

“I'm gratified that commissioners have given me this opportunity," Edgerly said. “And I'm pleased that women of color are given the opportunity to advance at the port.”

Edgerly is a native of Oakland who graduated from Cal State University, East Bay, and previously worked for the City of Oakland.