Video | Trail Chats: Autumn King in Conversation w/ Councilmember Janani Ramachandran

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 Janani Ramachandran
Janani Ramachandran is the City Councilmember for Oakland’s District 4.

Ramachandran is a public interest attorney who has dedicated her life to empowering communities and fighting for responsive government institutions. A graduate of Stanford University and Berkeley Law, Ramachandran has worked at various legal nonprofits, and served on the board of violence prevention nonprofits across Oakland. She is a Commissioner on the California Commission for API American Affairs, and previously served on the City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission. Ramachandran is an East Bay native, and a former professional musician.

Ramachandran is the youngest person elected to Oakland’s City Council, as well as the first South Asian and first LGBTQ woman of color to serve on Oakland City Council.

Ramachandran is honored to represent Oakland’s District 4. She looks forward to building a safe, vibrant Oakland, and accountable City Hall.

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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