How to Join

Become a Member of

Oakland Transitional Grant Area Planning Council (OTGA)

We are glad you are interested in becoming a Planning Council member!  Please read all information carefully.

In order to be eligible for membership, you must adhere to the following requirements:

  1. Time commitment– Individuals appointed to the Planning Council may expect to devote a minimum of four (4) hours of their time monthly to Planning Council activities. This includes a 2-hour Planning Council meeting that takes place every 4th Wednesday of the month from 1-3pm, and a 2-hour Committee meeting (dates and times vary depending on the committee). 

  2. Residence– You must live within the Transitional Grant Area, which includes Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

  3. Conflict of Interest– All members must abide by the Conflict of Interest Policy and Procedure.  A conflict of interest is defined as having financial interest, either as an employee or fiduciary of an agency that receives Part A funds.   These members shall disclose such financial interest in advance of any discussion involving funding.

  4. HIV Disclosure– Each member is asked to disclose his or her HIV status on the application. This information is anonymously reported to HRSA to ensure that the Planning Council is fulfilling their membership requirements.  You are NOT required to disclose your status to other members of the Planning Council.

All new applicant(s) must:

  • Complete a member application.

  • Submit a resume

  • Attend two Planning Council meetings before being seated.

  • Interview with the Membership/PLWHA Committee.

  • If approved by the Membership/PLWHA Committee and Alameda County Designee, attend a New Member Orientation.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Once we receive your application and resume, the Planning Council Staff (PCS) will contact you to schedule an interview with the Membership and PLWHA Committee.

Thank you for your interest in the Oakland Transitional Grant Area Planning Council.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Click HERE for an application