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File #: 22-605    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 7/28/2022 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 5
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Recommendation for the appointment of Hiram Reno Anoa'i to the San Mateo County Arts Commission, representing District 5, for an initial partial term ending December 31, 2022.
Sponsors: David J. Canepa
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor David J. Canepa, District 5
Subject: Appointment to the Arts Commission

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation for the appointment of Hiram Reno Anoa'i to the San Mateo County Arts Commission, representing District 5, for an initial partial term ending December 31, 2022.

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BACKGROUND:
The Arts Commission was created to promote and encourage the arts, to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors, to prepare and update the County's strategic and cultural plan, and act as a liaison with arts organizations in order to ensure collaboration and coordination related to culture and art activities in San Mateo County.

DISCUSSION:
Hiram Reno Anoa'i is being recommended to serve on a seat representing District 5, formerly held by Manufou Liaiga-Anoai. Approval of this appointment would be for an existing partial term ending December 31, 2022.

Hiram Ali'ioaiga-Reno Anoa'i, warmly embraced as "Reno" by family and friends, is a proud Daly City native and second generation Samoan-American. He is a son of two humble community servants, and a sibling to six, two of whom are now his angels. A proud product of both public and private education, Reno is an alumni of the South San Francisco Unified School District, and Serra High School in San Mateo. He earned his Associates of Arts degree in Communications with a Certificate in Critical Pacific Island Studies from the College of San Mateo in 2018 where he graduated with honors as a second-generation member of PTK - Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, while also serving as the President of the Pacific Islander Learning Community, the Mana Program. He furthered his education at the University of Hawai'i Manoa, attaining a Bachelor's in Critical Pacific Island Studies with a minor in Samoan Language. Reno also participated in the school's multi-cultural club, the Pacific Islander Christia...

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