Today, the City of Oakland announced the appointment of Micah Hinkle as Deputy Director/Business Development Manager for the Economic & Workforce Development Department. He will lead the City’s programs and activities that expand Oakland’s economy and foster business investment. Micah will start work on October 22, 2018.
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On September 17, 2018, the Oakland City Council approved $1,131,254 in fiscal year 2018-19 grants to Oakland-based nonprofit organizations and individual artists through the City’s Cultural Funding Program. The 79 arts grants range from $4,999 to $37,500 and have been awarded to 69 different recipients.
On September 17, 2018, the City of Oakland released a new Cultural Plan, its first in thirty years. Titled “Belonging in Oakland: A Cultural Development Plan,” the document provides a roadmap to support and lift up the role of culture in building a just and equitable city – so that every Oaklander in every neighborhood has access to cultural amenities.