Alexa Hauser Named Albany’s Citizen of the Year
Alexa Hauser, the Chair of North Atlantic Books’ Board of Directors, has been named the 2016 Citizen of the Year by Albany, California! You may have seen her at the Solano Stroll earlier this week, where she showed her support for a few of the many projects she’s helped create.
In 2011, Alexa joined Transition Albany, where she lead efforts on the Memorial Park Edible Landscape Project. She has also played a key role in the Diverse Housing Working Group, which runs the Community-Supported Showers Program and has successfully advocated for changes in city policy around affordable housing, with ongoing efforts to establish a rent review board in Albany.
A founding member of the Transition Albany Resilience Circle, Alexa has additionally brought together a group of members who regularly cooks meals at YEAH! (Youth Engagement, Advocacy & Housing), a Berkeley shelter for youth transitioning out of foster care.
Before joining North Atlantic Books’ Board of Directors, Alexa worked for forty years in the K–12 education system as a teacher, teacher leader, curriculum director, change agent, and elementary school principal. She specialized in facilitating systems change, with an anti-racist focus, which she found to be deeply spiritual work.
As the Chair of NAB’s Board of Directors, Alexa continues her dedication to transformative change. She has taken an active leadership role in ensuring the continued success of our nonprofit, helping individuals and communities explore the relationships between mind, body, spirit, and nature.
“I’m heartened to see Alexa’s commitment to community transformation and social equity recognized by the city of Albany,” says Tim McKee, NAB’s Interim Publisher. “We are honored to have her play such a vital role in our own organization’s continued health and well-being.”
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