Xouhoa Bowen

Xouhoa Bowen, Council Member District 5Xouhoa Bowen

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Phone: 510-577-3357
Voicemail: 510-577-0605
835 E 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
Term Expires: December 2026

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Xouhoa is driven to create positive change and is a passionate advocate for working families, parents, and children. She believes that every person deserves the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and strives to empower others to thrive. Xouhoa is the first woman of Asian descent to serve on the San Leandro City Council. She is proud to raise her three young children in San Leandro and is honored to continue the work of uplifting the community by serving as the District 5 Representative on City Council. Xouhoa has received the following awards/recognitions:

Occupation/Professional Experience

Xouhoa is the Director of Strategic Development for San Leandro Boys and Girls Clubs. She leads the strategic growth of the organization and innovative initiatives to serve the whole child. She previously served in the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan as a teacher and community development specialist focusing on education and gender equality. In 2016, Xouhoa founded Community Impact LAB (CIL), a grassroots organization in San Leandro that focuses on achieving gender equality, empowering communities to make social and environmental impact, and help address economic and racial justice issues through education and civic engagement.


  • Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs (Economics and Political Science) and Psychology, Marquette University 
  • Masters in Business Administration, Norwich University 
  • Certificate in Social Sector Leadership, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business 

Community Service

  • Past President and Founder, Community Impact LAB  
  • Past Commissioner, Library-Historical Commission  
  • Past Member, San Leandro Community Equity Committee 
  • Past Committee Member, San Leandro Unified Community Bond Oversight Committee 
  • Past Secretary, San Leandro Education Foundation 
  • Co-Founder, Co-Chair, San Leandro Women Entrepreneurs   
  • Past President, Washington Elementary School PTA and PTO

Political Affiliations

  • San Leandro Democratic Club - Member 
  • Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus of Alameda County - Member 

Key Priorities

Investing in community resources to improve quality of life, economic growth, and business development, fighting climate change, addressing homelessness and its root causes, and increasing safety and security for all. 


  • City of San Leandro - Mayors Award of Excellence (2017) 
  • San Leandro Chamber of Commerce Spirit of the Community Business Award (2022) 
  • Assembly Member Mia Bonta's Equity Champion Award (2022)  

Intergovernmental Agencies

  • San Leandro Improvement Association, Board of Directors