Valley 200 - 2021-07-19




Mel Wilson and Associates-Realtors Mel Wilson is a legislative housing advocate, real estate asset manager and Realtor who owns Mel Wilson and Associates-Realtors in San Fernando. He recently announced that he intends to run for mayor of Los Angeles. A business major at California State University Northridge, he is one of CSUN’s Top Fabulous 50 alum in the David Nazarian School of Business and Economics. As CSUN’s first AllAmerica Football player, he was inducted into CSUN’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Wilson played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Calgary Stampeders. He was a founding member of the Valley Economic Alliance and was given its Humanitarian of the Year Award. He was president of the United Chambers of Commerce, among many other civic involvements. BEST ADVICE: When I was about to get a bank loan, my Grandmama said: “Son, save your money! Banks only loan money to people who don’t need the money.” FAVORITE BOOK: The Bible. BUCKET LIST: Ending homelessness in Los Angeles, leading the charge for driving business recovery in L.A. while spreading prosperity to everyone.


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