Harvey Samuels resigned from the Commission on May 6th, 2020. The Commission voted to appointed Mr. Samuels to the position of Commissioner Emeritus by unanimous consent on May 6, 2020. Mr. Samuels is a former Co-Chair of the Commission.
Harvey Samuels is a retired school teacher and businessman. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with degrees in education and business/economics. He taught for many years in the inter-city schools serving on committees to improve the lives of the residents. Mr. Samuels is presently serving his second term on the Commission. He has been married for 48 years and has three children and seven grandchildren. He lives in a retirement center and volunteers as a senior tutor at the OAYRF.