As part of Alameda County’s efforts to address the legislative, social, and economic inequities faced by African Americans in Alameda County, the Board of Supervisors voted to approve the formation of a Reparations Commission. The Commission will be tasked with facilitating listening sessions, recording key takeaways from the listening sessions, and gathering research to formulate and present a draft action plan to the Board of Supervisors Ad Hoc Reparations Committee, for final approval by the full Board.

The Reparations Commission will have a 15-member structure with each Board member appointing three members. Supervisor Carson will be appointing District 5 residents to the following seats:

  • Seat 5: An individual who has been incarcerated
  • Seat 8: An individual with expertise in the impact of redevelopment activities on Black
  • One (1) At-Large Seat

If you would like to apply to be considered for any of the above seats, you must fill out this form. Applicants will be required to submit a resume and statement of interest with their form. The application form will close at 5 PM on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jordan Mitchell: | (510) 272-6695