About Us

As a large city (413,000+) with a wide variety of challenges and constant reductions in budgets including that of our police department, it has become necessary for Oaklanders to be more informed and proactive in safety issues. The City of Oakland has adopted the Community Policing model to help residents and police work to enhance public safety in our city. Part of this model includes the formation of 53 Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils (NCPC) throughout the City. The Public Safety Committee of NHCA is the NCPC for Beat 13Y, located in Police Area 2. Our annual membership meeting is in March. Our Board meets regularly on the third Monday of the month.  Meeting locations and times will be confirmed each month on the Announcements community board (see below) and on this website in the events section.

NHCA Bylaws

NHCA Bylaws 2015-2016               Download

Board Members 2023

The following are members and officers of the NHCA board Elected by the membership of NHCA.


David Kessler 1st Vice Chair
Carolyn Burgess 2nd Vice Chair
Donna Karch Treasurer
Nancy Mueller/Donna Karch Secretary


Donna Karch Communications
Carolyn Burgess Public Safety
David Kessler Advocacy Committee


2024-25 proposed NHCA board slate

Carolyn Burgess, Miki Chan, Ken Cohen, Donna Karch, David Kessler, Nancy Mueller, Elizabeth Stage, Dan Conolly, Vicki Oliveira

2024 Board Meetings

Usually third Monday of every month, at 3:30 PM

January Minutes

Approved January Minutes

February Minutes

Approved February Minutes

March Minutes

Approved March Minutes


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