Oakland District 7 City Councilmember Treva Reid is a community leader, advocate, and
overcomer. She was raised in a family of educators, entrepreneurs, civil servants, and laborers
with a deep respect for hard work. Treva’s passion to serve stems from growing up in a large
civically engaged family where her great-grandmother’s political activism informed their
values. As a young single mother in college working multiple jobs, she leveraged strengths from
her upbringing to provide for her daughter and graduate from Hampton University.
Treva has a tenacious determination to overcome seemingly impossible situations. Her personal
experience with childhood trauma, gun violence, domestic abuse, poverty, and housing
instability motivates her passion to fight for justice and challenge unfair practices.
Beyond passion, Treva has the leadership skills and policy experience necessary to protect and
prioritize Oakland residents who have experienced poverty, disparities, and cycles of inequity.
As a Senior Field Representative for then Assemblymember (now State Senator) Nancy
Skinner, Treva advocated for housing policies, gun violence prevention, job training programs,
legislation for incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated individuals, and other critical efforts in
support of her neighbors in East Oakland.
A lifelong Democrat, Treva serves as an Associate for Assembly District 18 on the Alameda
County Democratic Central Committee and is an Emerge California Alumna. She is also a
ministry leader at Shiloh Church in Oakland and engaged in numerous community partnerships.
Treva's heart is for East Oakland, and her experiences have fueled her fight to ensure residents
gain the transformational power of a good job, as well as live in safe, clean neighborhoods with
schools that offer quality education. At City Hall she works tirelessly to end gun violence,
ensure housing stability, build affordable housing, and increase career opportunities for all
Treva assumed office on January 4, 2021 and serves as Chair of the Education Partnership
Committee, and serves on the Public Safety, Finance & Management, and the Port Liaison