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.

Residents of Alameda are invited to submit applications online or you can download here(PDF, 311KB) and file with the City Clerk’s office via hand delivery or mail (2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 380, Alameda, CA 94501), via email ( or via fax (510-865-4048).
Applications are valid for one year. Applicants are considered for any vacancies which occur during the year their application is valid. If you remain interested in serving and are not appointed within a year of submitting your application, please be sure to submit a new, updated application.  


Additional information on the application and appointment process is available here. 

Members First Appointment          Current Term Expires       
Kristin Furuchi Fong 07/02/2019 06/30/2025
Samanta Green 06/15/2021 06/30/2022
Priya Jagannathan 10/20/2020 06/30/2024
Anthony Lewis 10/20/2020 06/30/2024
Sarah Lewis 06/18/2019 06/30/2023
Scott Means 06/15/2021 06/30/2022
Dianne Yamashiro-Omi 06/15/2021  06/30/2023

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.)

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 to view all City meeting agendas, minutes, and videos.


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

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

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