Matthew Napoli

Policy Director

Matthew Napoli is the Policy Director to Councilmember Sheng Thao.

Matthew is tasked with managing the Councilmember’s legislative and policy agenda and budget priorities, and maintaining constituent and community relations in the Melrose and High Hopes are of the District.

Matthew received his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Philosophy from American University in Washington, D.C. Following graduation, he worked at Cisco Systems, General Electric, and Robert Half International. Shifting his focus to the public sector, Matthew interned with Berkeley City Councilmember Ben Bartlett, who quickly promoted Matthew to a part-time Legislative Aide. With Ben’s blessing, Matthew left the office of Berkeley Council District 3 to pursue a full-time role as a Policy Director with Councilmember Thao.

Matthew enjoys both practicing and teaching yoga. He loves to hike in the East Bay, watch movies that make him feel nostalgic, cook Italian food, and watch ice hockey (he’s a Washington Capitals fan).

Neighborhood Service Areas: Fairfax

Email Address: mnapoli@oaklandca.gov

Phone Number: (510) 238-4742