As a small business owner, city commissioner, and lifelong Culver City resident, Albert Vera has dedicated his life to helping Culver City thrive.  Vera is the owner of Culver’s iconic Sorrento Italian Market and Vera Ranches, an industry leader in sustainable and organic farming.  Continuing a legacy of leadership begun by his father, who served 12 years on the City Council, Vera is eager to bring his love for our unique city and business experiences to City Hall.  Vera’s commitment to preserving the charm of the city while solving everyday problems for Culver City residents is demonstrated not only by his words, but by his actions.

Vera is a member of the Culver City Exchange Club and has served on both the Culver City Landlord/Tenant Mediation Board and the Culver City Civil Service Commission, where he currently serves as part of the five-member commission charged with advising the City Council on all matters concerning Human Resources administration. Albert also serves on the Board of Upward Bound House and the Culver City Palms Family YMCA Board of Managers.

Vera has generously donated to scores of schools and nonprofits, including Culver City Unified School District, Upward Bound House, Culver City Education Foundation, Saint Augustine Volunteer Emergency Services (SAVES), Culver City Senior Center, Habitat for Humanity and a variety of youth sports programs, and many others.  

Recently, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Albert worked with Culver City Backpack for Kids and other community partners to provide over 5,000 free meals for Culver City residents in need.

“I love Culver City and I want to be part of the process to protect its unique character, but also plan for the future.  We face many challenges, but I know that together we can thrive.  My goals on the City Council will include stopping overdevelopment, reimagining public safety, redoubling our efforts to house the homeless, helping small businesses and bringing the best of sustainability practices to our city government.  I promise to be completely accessible and transparent as your next Councilmember and include the voices of Culver City residents at City Hall.”