Public Ethics Commissioner
Gail Kong is a retired nonprofit and government executive. Most recently she was founding President of the Asian Pacific Fund, a community foundation serving the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to increasing philanthropy among Asians. As President she was responsible for raising more than $28 million, primarily from Asian donors and designing and executing grants, education, and cultural programs.
Prior to her return to the West Coast in 1990, Ms. Kong was Executive Director of the City Volunteer Corps, a demonstration program that was the precursor to AmeriCorps, and head of the New York City foster care and child protective services agency. She also held executive staff positions in the New York City Human Resources Administration. She has served on several nonprofit boards including Asian Americans Advancing Justice and the Diversity in Health Training Institute.
A graduate of Stanford University with graduate studies at Hunter College School of Social Work and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Ms. Kong was born and raised in Gilroy, California and is a third-generation Chinese American. She has lived in Oakland for 21 years.
Subcommittees: Education and Outreach, ad hoc Penalty Guidelines, ad hoc Ticket Policy Guidance Subcommittee, ad hoc Partnerships subcommittee
Email Address: GKong@oaklandca.gov
Phone Number: (510) 238-3593
Term Start Date: Jan 22, 2017
Term End Date: Jan 21, 2020