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Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Inaugural Advisory Committee

Supervisor Liz Kniss, President, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors

Tamara Alvarado
, Director of Multicultural Leadership, 1stACT Silicon Valley

Kevin Arnold
, Executive Director, Poetry Center San Jose

Peter Hero
, President and CEO, Community Foundation Silicon Valley, 1989-2007

Jerry Hiura
, Co-founder of Contemporary Asian Theater Scene

Clark Kepler
, Owner, Kepler Books

devorah major
, San Francisco Poet Laureate, 2002-2006

Frances Phillips
, Poet, Creative Work Fund

Floyd Salas
, Poet, President of PEN Oakland

Bob Simon
, President Los Altos Library Endowment

Alan Soldofsky
, Chair of MFA Program, San Jose State University

Al Young
, Poet Laureate for the State of California, 2005-2008

Arts Council Silicon Valley
Bruce W. Davis
, Executive Director
Diem Jones
, Director of Programs
Audrey Wong, Grants Program Manager
Anna Weldon, Director of Communications

County of Santa Clara staff

Marsha Adler, Policy Analyst to Supervisor Liz Kniss
Melinda Cervantes, Santa Clara County Librarian
Lani Yoshimura, Gilroy Librarian
Gwendolyn Mitchell, Director of Public Affairs