Michael B. MacDonald

Public Ethics Commissioner

Michael B. MacDonald

Public Ethics Commissioner

Michael MacDonald is an Assistant City Clerk at the City of Berkeley. In that role, he supervises a variety of functions within the department with a focus on municipal elections, campaign filings, conflict of interests requirements, and regulations for City advisory commissions.

Prior to serving in municipal government, Michael spent three years as a District Representative under two California State Senators. Here, he served as lead representative for K-12 education, transportation, housing, and homelessness issue areas by working closely with the Senator, constituents, district organizations, local governments, and state agencies. Before moving to Oakland in 2018, Michael co-founded the Diversity Collective Ventura County Community Resource Center, a non-profit LGBTQ community center that strives to build a community in which LGBTQ people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of the community.

Michael is a CSU grad with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He lives in downtown Oakland with his partner.

PEC appointee

Subcommittees: ad hoc Sunshine Review Subcommittee, ad hoc Recruitment Subcommittee

Email Address: MMacDonald2@oaklandca.gov

Phone Number: 510-238-3593

Term Start Date: Jan 22, 2020

Term End Date: Jan 21, 2023