Champions of Change
Co-founder and co-director of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (EIP), a non-profit that works with neighborhood organizations, physicians, researchers, and public officials to ensure West Oakland residents have a clean environment, safe neighborhoods, and access to economic opportunity. In 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized EIP for its “work to improve local air quality.” In 2007, Gordon was inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame for her leadership on behalf of West Oakland’s residents. Due to Gordon’s knowledge of the Port of Oakland Maritime operation, she was nominated by Mayor Ron Dellums and selected by the Oakland City Council to the Port of Oakland Board of Commission in 2008. Margaret Gordon is a life-time resident of the Bay Area, mother of three adult sons and the grandmother of 14 grandchildren.