Margaret Gordon

Co-founder and Co-director West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

Margaret is co-founder and co-director of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, 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 WOEIP for its work to improve local air quality. In 2007, Margaret was appointed to the Oakland Port Commission where she stridently promoted the interests of community health, workers health, and fiscal responsibility in Port operations.

Ms. Gordon was the community representative on the California Goods Movement Action Plan task force, and is a 2010 National Purpose Prize winner.