About Keith
Keith Carson was elected to the Board of Supervisors, Fifth District, in 1992, on a platform dedicated to inclusive and accessible government. The Fifth District includes the cities of Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont, and the West Oakland, North Oakland, Rockridge, Grand Lake, Fruitvale, and Dimond District neighborhoods.
Supervisor Carson works to bring together people who have a wealth of talent and creative resources to address our shared problems within the numerous areas including access to health care, ending poverty, homelessness, crime, improving business retention, and addressing the scarcity of jobs in our communities.
Supervisor Carson serves in different capacities for several organizations, including:
· The Alameda County East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA), Chair
· The Alameda County Employees' Retirement Association (ACERA), Board Member
· The National Association of Counties (NACO) - the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States, Board Member
· The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) - a 58-county statewide supervisors organization, Board Member
· The Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC), Board Member
· The Alameda County Waste Management Authority, Board Member
· The Bay Area Council Economic Institute, Vice-Chair
Supervisor's Message
Welcome! I am honored to represent the residents of District 5 on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.  District 5 is a vibrant community with diverse cultural and ethnic traditions. Our residents are passionate, engaged citizens who care deeply about the community and are working to make Alameda County a better place to live, work and play.

The Fifth District includes Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont, West Oakland, North Oakland, Rockridge, and portions of the Grand Lake, Fruitvale, Manzanita and Dimond District neighborhoods.

Because I believe that Information is Power, I try to communicate to my constituents relevant news you can use in real time. 
As your County Supervisor:
  • I will keep the residents of District 5 informed about relevant issues - political, economic, and social - that impact them and their loved ones
  • I will make it easier for residents to learn about the District and County Services through forums, community meetings, newsletters and social media.
  • I will continue to make the County’s budget process open and accessible to all through public forums and hearings
As your Supervisor, I have worked to find solutions to challenging issues, such as access to health care, ending poverty and homelessness, crime, improving business retention, and employment. I will continue to work to bring together people who have a wealth of talent and creative resources to address the shared problems in our communities.

I want to hear your ideas about what is working and what you think would make our communities better.  Feel free to send me an e-mail at info@keithcarson.org or call (510) 272-6695 if you have any issues, ideas and concerns you would like to share with me.

Yours Truly,
Keith Carson
Paid for by the Friends of Keith Carson, FPPC ID #890744               P.O. Box 722, Oakland, CA 94604   info@keithcarson.org

Photo credit: Nicka Smith
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