Nate Miley was elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in November of 2000 and was sworn in on January 8, 2001. He was re-elected for a second term in 2004 and a third term in 2008. He serves as chair of the Board of Supervisor’s Transportation and Planning Committee as well as the Public Protection Committee. He serves on the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority, Local Area Formation Commission, Alameda County Congestion Management Agency, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Association of Bay Area Governments.
Nate has been involved in community and public service his entire adult life. After finishing Law School at the University of Maryland in 1976, he moved to Oakland to work as a Jesuit Volunteer. Nate began his community involvement by taking a position with the Oakland Community Organizations and has worked with many community organizations as well as trained community organizers through the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs.
In 1986, Nate created the United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County to empower older adults to improve their quality of life. As Executive Director of the United Seniors, he is responsible for managing the affairs of the organization, training and developing leadership to enable seniors to address specific issues that promote healthy living and successful aging (such as transportation, safety, physical activity, substance abuse, housing and resource development). He and the seniors have built a viable organization over the last 23 years by consistent and tenacious efforts.
Nate was elected to the Oakland City Council in 1990. In his role as Councilmember, he was the Chair of the Public Safety Committee. Some of his special projects included violence suppression, harm reduction, problems regarding alcohol outlets and other public health issues. He initiated programs to clean up neighborhood blight, sponsored the lead abatement program, passed the first 100% smoke-free workplace legislation in a city of this size, sponsored legislation to stem redlining in Oakland and encourage local investment in the neighborhoods, supported community-oriented policing with the first local substation and worked to reform public housing as well as championed pedestrian safety, particularly Walk to School Week.
Nate is also a single father of two children and has lived in Oakland for more than 20 years. He brings with him a commitment and platform to improve transportation, healthcare, public safety, and social services to his diverse constituents of Oakland, Dublin, and the Unincorporated communities of Fairview, Ashland, Castro Valley and Cherryland.