Base Reuse and Economic Development


Welcome to the Base Reuse and Economic Development Department. We work with businesses and the Alameda community to cultivate and develop the city’s economic, social and cultural resources.

Please see below for more information about our programs and activities. And feel free to reach out if you have questions!

Department Head

Abby Thorne-Lyman

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We work to support and grow Alameda businesses and to attract new businesses to our community.  Please see the links below for more information. We look forward to working with you.

  • The Mayor’s Economic Development Advisory Panel advises the Mayor, City Council and staff on key economic development issues and initiatives. Please click here for more information.
  •  The COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force is working to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to start planning for longer-term resiliency and recovery. Please click here for more information.

Abby Thorne-Lyman
Phone: (510) 747-6899

Lois R.P. Butler
Economic Development and Community Services Manager
Phone: (510) 747-6894

Eric Fonstein
Development Manager
Phone: (510) 747-6895

Walker Toma
Development Manager
Phone: (510) 747-6897  

Annie Cox
Acting Management Analyst
Phone: (510) 747-6893