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A health and benefits broker by trade, Cesar Zepeda is passionate about helping his community...
His deep-rooted belief in communities thriving by helping one another led to his co-founding Calle 23, a group dedicated to enhancing, promoting and improving the neighborhood in and around one of Richmond’s busiest streets—23rd street.
...he plans to search for opportunities to bring basic necessities like grocery stores and a hospital to the City of Richmond.
A Richmond alleyway that has been rehabilitated with ample help from local community members now has its own Little Free Library.
He’s a benefits broker by trade, but Cesar Zepeda’s true passion is helping his community. Over the past few years, the Richmond resident—and current city council candidate—has cofounded a local LGBTQ organization, a Latino political group, a neighborhood council, and a homeowners’ association, as well as initiated a successful campaign to bring music programs to underserved schools.
Growing up in the Hilltop area of Richmond, Cesar Zepeda never knew why the empty lot at San Pablo Ave. and Richmond Parkway remained undeveloped more than 16 years after it was first proposed for a park. Sidewalks led to nowhere, and installed irrigation had nothing to bring water to.
Cesar Zepeda, 37, is the president of the Hilltop District Neighborhood Council and the Hilltop District Homeowners and Stakeholders Association. He’s a co-founder of Richmond Rainbow Pride, the city’s first known LGBT organization. He is making his second run for city council.
Building Community in Richmond
Radio Free Richmond
How do you build and engage the community? That is the question many have asked. There are several ways to bring the community together; with the right vision, leadership, and commitment, the Hilltop District community has come back to life. As several people have said “Hilltop is back on the map.”