Homer Vincent Post was hired by the City of Oceanside Recreation Supervisor – Senior Services Section in March 2017, he manages both Country Club Senior and El Corazon Senior Centers. Homer is responsible for senior nutrition program, transportation program joint usage agreement with Mira Coast College and Oceanside Unified School District and all adult leisure services. Currently Homer has secured a grant from the San Diego Senior Foundation “Leave No Senior Alone” to train senior in the utilization of the world-wide-web and remain connected to services, friends and family during this new normal.
Prior to arriving at City of Oceanside, Homer served as Adult Program Manager, working with the nationally accredited Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department for the City of Farmington. During Homer’s service as Manager, he experienced the vast cultural difference, working with the Native American’s from the surrounding Navajo Nations.
Homer history in public service began in 1972 after leaving the National Football League, he was appointed by then President Richard Nixon to participate in the federally funded Business Management Fellowship Program. Later he continued to work for the Federal government as a Minority Business Specialist, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer and Program Manager for Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).
Growing up in the parks and at the recreation facilities in Los Angeles, Homer Post’s first love, has always been recreation, after leaving the government, he became a Facility Director for the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. Homer was an active member and past Vice President of District Council 36 Area II and past President of Local Union 901 (Recreation Unit), American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employee (AFSCME), AFL-CIO.
Even after his retirement from the City of Los Angeles. Homer returned to his love of recreation. He was appointed Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Compton, where he was responsible for recreation programming, park planning and maintenance of the municipal Golf Course, while overseeing the budget associated with a staff 86 full time 46 part time and seasonal recreation professionals.
Homer has been a member of and served on various boards of many charities, public institutions and businesses. Homer currently a member of the National Football League Players Alumni Association Former Players Los Angeles Chapter and Advisory Board Member of National Football League’s GOALS FOR LIFE Program, a member of National Society of Aging, the American Society, and National Parks & Recreation Association.
Homer holds a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University at Long Beach. Homer is also a licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of California.
Homer Post has been married for almost 53 years, with three adult children, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. When Homer is not working he relaxes by sharping his golf game.