For those of you who do not know me, I’m Alexander Hall, and I would like the opportunity to continue serving with the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council. Those of you who have come to me with questions and concerns about the community, know that I have been very responsive, and I am honest and candid in attempting to answer any stakeholder questions and resolve issues. Additionally, I have chaired the Rec & Park Ad Hoc committee and have  been the council’s representative to the Harbor Alliance of Neighborhood Councils. With your help, I will continue to serve the community over the next two years.

I served as the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Deployment Site Coordinator for both the 2015 and 2016 San Pedro Homeless Count. Prior to that, I served two years in AmeriCorps where I volunteered over 3,400 hours, created a Veterans Employment Library, and was on the planning committee for Goodwill Southern California’s inaugural Stand Down that served over 350 homeless veterans. Additionally, during my time with Mayor Garcetti’s Office of Veteran Affairs, I aided with the development and launch of the 10,000 Strong, a veterans hiring initiative lead by Mayor Garcetti to find employment for 10,000 veterans by 2017. Lastly, I oversaw student volunteers in more than 60 cities for the Youth Decoy Program, which is a statewide anti-tobacco program. In my current position as a Community Organizer with Airbnb, I mobilize supporters of home sharing within San Pedro as well as 6 different council districts.

The upcoming years present significant challenges for our community. An even stronger, cohesive council is most critical in this current climate to act on the needs of our neighborhood. I believe that clear communication between board members and stakeholders is essential to ensure that we are fairly represented within the City of Los Angeles. With my dedication to public service, I bring both experience and enthusiasm to the board. I am passionate about serving my neighborhood and hope to lend my skills to help make a difference and empower communities through the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council.