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Mission: To increase tourism’s economic impact to Oakland through destination development and brand management.

Visit Oakland is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)(6) organization, with a 21-member board of directors and full time staff. Visit Oakland is funded by a dedicated hotel tax, Measure C, which passed in 2009.

Meet the Visit Oakland Staff
Visit Oakland Careers
Meeting Dates & Agendas
Visit Oakland Strategic Plan FY 2014.15
Annual Report

Board of Directors Executive Committee
Michael LeBlanc, Chair, Pican
Sima Patel, Vice Chair, Ridgemont Hospitality
Mark Hochstatter, Past Chair, Executive Inn & Suites and Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel
Sam Nassif, Secretary, The Inn at Jack London Square
V. Toni Adams, Treasurer, Alameda County Office of Education
Lisa Kershner, Oakland Marriott City Center

Board of Directors
Barbara Leslie, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Barney Fonzi, Diablo Magazine
Carl Chan, Oakland Chinatown Chamber Foundation
Dexter Davis, D Street Media Group, LLC
Dr. Joel Parrott, Oakland Zoo
John Albrecht, Port of Oakland
Leonard Czarnecki, Claremont Hotel Club and Spa
Linda Meyer, Jack London Square
Mark Clement, Hilton Oakland Airport
Paul Patel, The Washington Inn

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