Social Service Human Relations Board


To assess and report to the City Council the social service needs of the people of Alameda and to encourage the formation of private social welfare organizations to serve those unmet needs. The Social Service Human Relations Board was established in the City Charter and Ordinance.

Fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers (with the exception of Nov and Dec where there is a combined meeting which is held the first Thursday in December in room 360.)

To apply, download and complete an application form(PDF, 169KB)  and submit it to the City Clerk's office. Additional information on the application and appointment process is available here.

Assessment and Awareness Workgroup – assesses the social service needs of residents of Alameda and reports(PDF, 1MB) those needs to the City Council, service provider network, and members of the public. Explores approaches to best meet those needs. 

Homeless Action Plan Workgroup – examines and monitors the issue of homelessness in the City of Alameda and seeks promising programs and practices to support those who are unhoused.



Click here(PDF, 1MB) for the Alameda Community Needs Assessment 2017

Click here(PDF, 3MB) for the Alameda Homelessness Report

Members First Appointment          Current Term Expires       
Audrey Hyman 07/01/2014 06/30/2022
Mark Sorensen 12/16/2014 06/30/2019
Kale Jenks 09/20/2016 06/30/2019
Christine Chilcott 07/01/2016 06/30/2020
Claudia Medina 07/01/2017 06/30/2021
 Cheryl Harawitz 09/18/2018 06/30/2022

To forward information to Board Members, please email or contact: Ana Bagtas at or call (510) 747-6800.

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