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       
Gerald Bryant 09/06/2022 06/30/2027
Samantha Green 06/15/2021  06/30/2026 
Michelle Buchholz 07/05/2022 06/30/2024
Bernard Wolf 07/05/2022 06/30/2024
Scott Means 06/15/2021 06/30/2026
Dianne Yamashiro-Omi 06/15/2021  06/30/2027
Cindy Pile 07/05/2023 6/30/2027

Fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m., City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Conference Room 360, 3rd Floor, Alameda, CA 94501(with the exception of Nov and Dec where there is a combined meeting which is held the first Thursday in December)

Domestic Violence Workgroup

Alamedans Together Against Hate

Outreach and Community Engagement


Click here to view all City meeting agendas and minutes.  Audio and video recordings are available upon request. 


Click here(PDF, 2MB) for the Alameda Community Needs Assessment 2023

Click here(PDF, 883KB) for the May 2, 2023 City Council Community Needs Assessment Staff Report

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

Click here(PDF, 3MB) for the Alameda Homelessness Report 2018

Click here(PDF, 6MB) for the Road Home: A Five-Year Strategic Plan to Prevent and Respond to Homelessness in Alameda 2021


To forward information to Board Members, please email or contact: Marcie Johnson at or call (510) 747-6855.