Councilmember Neal Talks Jobs and “Getting Back to Work” Summit
2013-10-18 · By Editor
Assembly District 64 candidate and Long Beach City Councilmember Steve Neal made the following statement regarding the upcoming Third Annual “Getting Back to Work” Regional Summit on Good Jobs & Small Business he is hosting on October 19th at the Long Beach Convention Center.
“As a Councilmember, creating jobs and development has been my top priority, and it will continue to be my #1 priority as Assmeblymember,” said Neal. “With the ‘Getting Back to Work’ Summit, we are bringing together business leaders, labor leaders, non-profits, clergy, and elected officials to address the economic problems we face in Southern LA County and start turning things around with active participation from all of our community stakeholders.”
“This is the model of determined economic leadership I plan to bring across District 64 as Assemblymember: transforming communities by working collaboratively, developing solutions, and securing the resources we need for our future,” added Neal.
The annual “Getting Back to Work” summit is hosted by Councilmember Neal for job seekers and small business owners, giving them a day of networking, workshops, and comprehensive discussions about employment and business growth in southern Los Angeles County.
This year the summit will feature remarks from Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and Congresswoman Janice Hahn. Panelists will include Carson Mayor Jim Dear, Compton Mayor Aja Brown, Long Beach Councilmember Al Austin, and other civic leaders from across the region. The event is coordinated by Councilmember Neal’s Council Office and is not part of his Assembly campaign.
Steve Neal has been a community activist and leader in the Los Angeles area for decades. Since his election in 2010, Steve, a Compton native, has served North Long Beach on the Long Beach City Council where he has an accomplished record supporting neighborhoods, small businesses, and working families. Councilmember Neal is the author and creator of the Long Beach Foreclosure Registry Program, the Long Beach Liquor Store Modernization Program, and the North Long Beach Business Alliance. Neal is the Assistant Pastor of S.E.A.M. Faith Family Church and a longtime volunteer with the United Way. He and his wife, Katonja, live in Long Beach and are the parents of five daughters, one son, and have nine grandchildren.