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Anwar Baroudi

Commission Chair (first term)

Anwar Baroudi

Commission Chair (first term)

Anwar Baroudi is an Oakland resident whose transit and disability advocacy stems from his own experience with low vision (achromatopsia). Growing up in Mississippi without the ability to drive or bike before coming to the Bay and experiencing walkability and transit for the first time has shaped his view on what an accessible city can and should be. Alongside his work on the Commission, he advocates for better conditions for pedestrians and peoples with disability as President of the non-profit Transport Oakland, and is also an active member with Traffic Violence Rapid Response. In his free time, you can often find him taking any opportunity to go swing dancing, taking long walks, or cooking with friends.

Term Start Date: Oct 9, 2023

Term End Date: Oct 8, 2026