District 4 Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington has held a variety of leadership roles, including Chief of Staff to Mayor Jerry Brown, Chief of Staff to Mayor Jean Quan, Assistant to three City Administrators, Chief of Staff to the Fire Chief, and Budget and Policy Analyst. In addition to her work in Oakland, she also served as the Director of Operations & Special Projects at the Stuart Foundation in San Francisco and as Executive Director of the I Have A Dream Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Before being elected to City Council, Annie was the District 4 School Board Member for the Oakland Unified School District. As a School Board member, she worked with her colleagues to reduce central administration costs in favor of more funding for individual schools, recruited and hired a new Superintendent with concrete experience in turning around failing middle and high schools, and supported the District’s efforts to increase graduation rates by sustaining high school academies.
Councilmember Campbell Washington holds a Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management/Graphic Communications Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.