Annie is the Vice Mayor of Oakland and City Councilmember for District 4. As Councilmember, Annie chairs the Community & Economic Development Committee and serves as a member of the Finance & Management Committee, Rules & Legislation Committee and the Life Enrichment Committee. Before being elected to City Council, Annie served as District 4 School Board Member for the Oakland Unified School District.
Annie is a long-time public servant in the City of Oakland. During her 17 year career in local Oakland government, she held a variety of leadership roles, including Chief of Staff to Mayor Jerry Brown, Chief of Staff to Mayor Jean Quan, Assistant to three City Administrators, Chief of Staff to the Fire Chief and Budget and Policy Analyst. She served as the Director of Operations & Special Projects at the Stuart Foundation in San Francisco and as Executive Director of the I Have A Dream Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Annie holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management/Graphic Communications Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Annie currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Alameda County Transportation Commission. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the East Bay Agency for Children, Children’s Fairyland, Safe Passages, Girls, Inc. and Oakland Unwrapped.
She lives in Oakland with her husband Glynn Washington, the creator and host of NPR’s Snap Judgment, and their two children, Bahia and Quincy. Annie is an active parent in the PTAs at Montclair Elementary and Oakland School for the Arts, where her two children attend school.