Black Elected Officials of the East Bay is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson. Later, the Black Elected Officials of the East Bay expanded to include clergy leaders to strengthen efforts to effect greater change in the region’s black community.
Over a decade, the goal of the organization has been to increase the quantity and quality of African-American elected, appointed and spiritual leadership in the Black community through networking and relationship building.
Today, the organization consists of over 100 elected and appointed officials from throughout Alameda and Contra Costa County and meets bi-monthly.
BEO strives to improve the quality of life for all African-American communities. To support its vision, numerous activities are planned to engage and empower members’ initiatives in the communities they serve.
Activities include, but not limited to:
- Regular Community Breakfast Forums featuring guest speakers;
- Succession Planning Committee Meetings to identify potential candidates for elected and appointed offices;
- Issue Forums with special guests