Cynthia Perkins

Cynthia Perkins

Work History

Work History
Feb 2012 - Present

Chief of Staff

City of Oakland Fire Department

Provide executive level support and advice to the Fire Chief by assisting in the development of long and short term organizational goals, developing and implementing internal and external communication strategies, managing multiple grants, contracts, and projects, public/media relations efforts, legislative analysis, and managing the Fire Prevention Bureau.

Aug 2005 - Feb 2012

Assistant to the Director

City of Oakland Police Department

Provided executive level support and advice to the Chief of Police. Managed special projects, internal/external communications, performed policy review and development, media relations activities, and performed duties as the legislative analyst and staff to the City Council Public Safety Committee.

Aug 1998 - Jul 2005

Public Affairs Coordinator

City of Oakand Police Department

Special projects manager, policy writer, contract manager, public affairs official.


Dec 2012 - Dec 2013

Master of Strategic Communication

National University
Aug 2005 - Oct 2009

Bachelor of Science

University of Phoenix