Community Services

Director of Finance
Idris Jassim Al-Oboudi
701 E. Carson St
Carson, CA 90745
Phone: (310) 847-3571
Email:  Ial-oboudi@carson.ca.us

The Community Services Department delivers a significant portion of the services and programs rendered directly to the residents of the City of Carson. The Department is spearheaded by the Director, with support from the Senior Administrative Analyst and the Administrative Secretary. The Director ensures that all services and programs provided by the Department meet the social and recreational needs of Carson's diverse community. Community Services is comprised of three divisions: Community Center, Transportation, and Recreation and Human Services.

A Message from the Director of Community Services
On behalf of the City of Carson Community Services Department, we would like to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season. It is a marvelous time of year to spend quality time with friends and family. May yours be filled with happiness, good health and good cheer.

As the year comes to a close, allow me to express our sincere gratitude to all of our employees. Our department would not be as vibrant and successful without their hard work and dedication. Let's also take a moment to thank every single volunteer for our department. The positive spirit and energy of our volunteers is crucial in making our department run so smoothly. We would also like to take this time to thank all of the commissioners serving on the various commissions, committees and boards throughout the city. Their time and valuable input also helps our Community Services Department be one of the best in California.

The winter season bring various activities indoors. Our sports focus will shift to basketball. Contact your local park for more information on getting involved. We are always looking for new volunteers. Please sign up at your local park or recreation facility.

This is open-enrollment time for our Early Childhood program. If you have a child who is beginning school in the coming year, this program is a wonderful opportunity for him or her to get a head start. Our program prides itself on providing your child the tools necessary to lay the paving stones for a solid scholastic path. They will not only learn the fundamentals of math and language skills, but will also gain social interaction experience with peers and teachers.

2018 marks a momentous occasion for the City of Carson. February 20, 2018 is the 50th Anniversary of our city. Be sure to tune in on New Year's Day to the 129th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade to see the City of Carson's 50th Anniversary float. We also would like to invite you to our festive 50th Anniversary Gala Ball. Dress in your best evening wear and come dine and dance the night away at this special event on February 24, 2018. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact (310) 847-3570.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Miss Carson and Miss Teen Carson Scholarship Pageant of Excellence, which will take place on April 27, 2018. Potential candidates may obtain application information by calling (310) 847-3570.

On behalf of our Community Services Department, we would like to again wish you the best Holiday Season. May it be filled with full hearts, warm moments and memories, and may peace, love and joy be with you always. Don't forget that Parks Make Life Better. Happy Holidays!

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700

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