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Claudia Cappio is a Terner Center Fellow. She has worked in local and state government in the Bay Area for over 37 years, including Planning and Building Director for the communities of Albany, Emeryville and Oakland.  Most recently, she served as Oakland’s Assistant City Administrator, responsible for major real estate projects and co-chair of Mayor Schaaf’s Housing Cabinet.  Prior to that, Ms. Cappio served in Governor Brown’s administration during 2011-2015 as Executive Director of both the California Housing Finance Agency and the Department of Housing and Community Development.