Official commendation: Kevin Arnold

from left: Supervisor Shirakawa, Supervisor Wasserman, Kevin’s friend Larry Moody, Kevin, his wife Carol, moi, Nils Peterson, Supervisor Kniss, Supervisor Yeager, and Supervisor Cortese

I had the privilege of attending the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor’s official commendation of Kevin Arnold for his years of dedicated service as president of Poetry Center San Jose and for his contributions to the life of literature and the arts in the county. A bit of pomp and circumstance is a great way to salute someone’s time and talent, and I was so pleased to see Kevin honored.

Yes, 9 a.m. was a tad early, so for those of you who couldn’t make it, I thought I’d pass along the photo above as my own sort of tribute. Here, too, is a picture of the official document. Kevin will have it on display at his reception next month, something not to miss.

Signed and Sealed

Sally Ashton
Santa Clara County Poet Laureate

p.s. If you squint just right you can see Kevin himself reflected in the glass above!

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One response to “Official commendation: Kevin Arnold

  1. Liz Kniss did a fine job of listing all the accomplishments over the years that Kevin put in place. And Kevin stepped to the mike and gave a gracious thank you. We were happy to be there – Nils, Judith, Sally, Renee, and I – to wish him well. And we had time for a cup of coffee and a little relaxation following the ceremony.

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