Portrait of Mayra Chavez

Mayra Chavez

Mayra is excited to continue her longtime work supporting Oakland’s communities as the Director of Community Engagement. Mayra previously served Oakland as a member of Councilmember Noel Gallo’s Office. She then worked for The Unity Council, a 57-year old non-profit serving Oakland’s Latinx community in Fruitvale. There she designed and led a new business department to support small businesses in Oakland and launched Onward Oakland which served over 300 clients.

​Mayra is a Board Member of the Oakland Latino Chamber of Commerce and founding member of the Alameda County Chamber of Commerce. She is an Oakland native who grew up in the Fruitvale and Havenscourt Neighborhoods where she worked in her parents’ restaurant.

Title: Director of Community Engagement

Department: Mayor

Email Address: MChavez@oaklandca.gov