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SCU Freshman Appointed to County Human Relations Commission

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2009

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 10 -- Kelly Estes, a freshman at Santa Clara University’s  Leavey School of Business, recently became the third-youngest Commissioner ever to join the Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission.

The commission, which meets monthly, advises the County Board of Supervisors on “matters that foster mutual respect and understanding among or between people within Santa Clara County.” They are also tasked with addressing “incidents of prejudice and discrimination perpetrated on and by people, or groups of people, within Santa Clara County because of race, religion, national origin, cultural background, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other factors.”

Estes, 19 years old, was appointed by Supervisor Ken Yeager representing Santa Clara County’s District 4. 

She joined the commission January 27, after two years with the Santa Clara County Youth Task Force where she led a team focused on the dangers to youth from online predators and cyberbullying.

In addition to her HRC Commissioner responsibilities, Estes intends to serve as a liaison for Santa Clara County’s youth and continue her work against online predators and cyberbullies. She will also serve as a member of the commission’s Justice Review Committee, charged with hearing legal issues.

Estes is a graduate of Archbishop Mitty High School.

Media contact: Deborah Lohse, Assistant Media Relations Director (408) 554-5121.


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