Councilmember Ana Apodaca has served on the Newark City Council since December 2005. She is currently serving her second term. Ana is a long-time resident of Newark, attended local schools, and is a graduate of CSU Hayward (now CSU East Bay). She works in the community and government relations sector and previously worked with the California Legislature for nearly a decade to solve local, regional and statewide issues.
Ana thrives on giving back to her community and has been actively involved in public service throughout the East Bay. She serves on the board of directors for the Hispanic Community Affairs Council, and is an Advisory Board member for SAVE (Safe Alternatives for Violent Environments). Ana formerly served on the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and was a mentor for the Puente Project at Chabot Community College.
She represents the city of Newark on the Alameda County Library Advisory Commission, the Alameda County Fire Advisory Commission, the Dumbarton Rail Policy Advisory Committee, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), Second Chance, Inc. and the Newark City Council – Newark Board of Education Joint Youth Task Force. In January 2011, Ana was appointed as the ABAG representative to the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC).
Some of Ana’s accolades have included the “Latinas Moving Upward” public service award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Alameda County, the St. Edward’s School Distinguished Alumni of the Year award and Catholic Charities of the East Bay Business Woman of the Year.