Director of Environmental Programs and Planning
As director of Environmental Programs and Planning, Richard Sinkoff leads the Port's efforts to ensure the highest standards of regulatory compliance and environmental performance; improve responsiveness to environmental concerns raised by the community and Port customers; increase the Port's capacity to respond to emerging environmental regulations, policies and conditions; and promote the Port's strategic alignment efforts. Most recently, Mr. Sinkoff served as the Port's environmental manager.
Prior to joining the Port of Oakland in 1992, Mr. Sinkoff worked as a city planning and environmental planning consultant for cities and counties throughout Northern and Southern California. Mr. Sinkoff received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude from Columbia University in New York City and his master's degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in land use planning and urban design.
In 2006, Mr. Sinkoff completed his juris doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law. Mr. Sinkoff is also a member of the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute and the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is fluent in Spanish, French, Portuguese and German.