Video | Trail Chats: Autumn King in Conversation w/ Councilmember Councilmember Kevin Jenkins

Welcome to Trail Chats! Trek with Autumn King and local leaders of Oakland as they chat about managing mental health, well-being, and how they serve our community – all while exploring the natural beauty of the Town.

About Kevin Jenkins
Kevin was elected to represent Oakland City Council District 6 in November of 2022. Kevin was born and raised in East Oakland, California as the son of two Oakland Unified School District employees. He graduated from Oakland High School and attended Laney College and College of Alameda. Kevin then transferred to San Francisco State University where he earned a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning. After graduating from San Francisco State, Kevin attended California State University, East Bay, earning a Master’s in Public Administration.

In November 2020, Kevin was elected to represent Area 2 for the Peralta Community College District, which includes all of East Oakland. While on the Peralta Board of Trustees, Kevin advocated for funding for student housing and worked closely with his colleagues to ensure that the district navigated the global pandemic. During his tenure with Peralta, Kevin orchestrated cross-sector partnerships with Peralta Community College and Oakland community-based organizations to enhance educational opportunities. More…

About Autumn King
Autumn has more than two decades of experience strategically connecting people, places, and concepts through clear communications and innovative ideating. She currently serves as Sr. Director of Marketing, Communications, & Visitor Experience at Oakland Museum of California.

With over 20 years of experience working in Communications in varied capacities, including media relations, public relations, public information, marketing, and public engagement, her professional career has been primarily in nonprofit management and local government.

King has worked in many settings where resources were limited, worn many hats and carried many torches. She feels equally comfortable in front of the camera delivering a message as she does writing the best message for the moment and audience.

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