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Locals appointed to county boards, commissions

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian last week introduced six appointees – including residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View – to county boards and commissions.

“All of these folks demonstrate a passion for public service, and a history of initiative and engagement within their communities,” Simitian said in a May 8 press release. “I’m pleased we’ve got a good group of people to serve on our boards and commissions.”

Appointees for the Commission on the Status of Women include Los Altos resident Nancy Bremeau, Benaifer Dastoor of Cupertino and Lisa Liddle of Los Gatos.

The commission investigates and advises the Board of Supervisors on matters of discrimination or prejudice due to sex or gender. The three women are all involved in their communities and passionate about gender equality, according to the release.

Bremeau is active in Los Altos, working to address issues related to affordable housing, education and community service.

Simitian’s other three appointments include Los Altos Hills resident Terry Kearney to the Los Altos Hills County Fire District; Palo Alto resident Nancy Madison to the Province of Florence, Italy, Sister County Commission; and Sigrid Pinsky of Palo Alto to the Behavioral Health Board.

Kearney has demonstrated a commitment to public service through his volunteer experiences. He is a part of the Red Cross Disaster Services, Silicon Valley Disaster Management Team and Los Altos Hills Emergency Communications Team.

Kearney’s desire to join the Fire District was cemented when he was deployed to the Paradise Camp Fire search and recovery operations.

“Those 10 days – as well as my subsequent 14-day deployment with the Red Cross shelter for the Camp Fire evacuees – seared the importance of notification and evacuation in my mind,” he said.

Madison is already an appointed member of the Moscow Sister County Commission. She considers herself a “fervent believer in citizen diplomacy,” she said, and believes that her appointment to the Florence commission will be beneficial to both commissions, enabling them to share ideas.

For more information on serving on a county board or commission, visit sccgov.org/sites/bos/bnc/Pages/default.aspx.

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