Representing Alameda County Supervisorial District One —
Alvin (Al) Minard is a long-time Board Member of the Fremont Cultural Arts Council (FCAC). Founded in 1978, the Fremont Cultural Arts Council’s mission is to further and support the practice and enjoyment of the cultural and fine arts throughout the Fremont community. Al started FCAC’s annual Arts & Crafts community event which brings artists, musicians, and dancers to the historic Shinn Park and Estate in Fremont. Al also founded the Flash Fiction Writing Contest which encourages community members to participate in a creative writing contest based on a different theme each year. Al loves that the contest helps many first-time writers share their personal stories in a welcoming and unintimidating environment. Al is also a Fremont Historian and serves on the Alameda County Parks, Recreation, and Historic Commission and is a Board Member of the Mission Peak Heritage Foundation, the Alameda County Historical Society, the Washington Township Historical Society, and the Patterson House Advisory Board. He has been a member of the Fremont Historical Architectural Review Board for 12 years. Through his volunteer work, Al connects the arts, music, dance, creative writing and local history. Al Minard is a resident of Fremont.