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Jim McEntee Legacy Art Project Breaks Ground

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County of Santa Clara Board Supervisors joined the Jim McEntee Legacy Committee to break ground for the Jim McEntee Legacy Art Project.
San Jose, CA — The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors joined the Jim McEntee Legacy Committee to break ground for the Jim McEntee Legacy Art Project at the James P. McEntee, Sr. Civic Center Plaza.The Project includes a tile design, a glass mural and a gathering place.  Naming opportunities are currently available on the tiles, benches and window panels.Jim McEntee Sr., now deceased, was a man who dedicated his life to peace and social justice for all people. “The Legacy of Jim McEntee is that all of us are continuing and will work together for peace and justice in Santa Clara County,” said Ann McEntee, Jim’s wife and Chair of the Legacy Committee.

The Art Project will include a glass mural on four glass panels and a “Gathering Place for Peace” surrounded by benches with a “dove” tile design in the center.  The design reflects McEntee’s message of peace, non-violence and respect for all people.

“Jim represented the best of humanity in Santa Clara County,” said Supervisor Pete McHugh, Chair of the Board of Supervisors. “He inspired many people with his dedication to making our county a better place to live.”

McEntee, who passed away in September 2004, served as the Director of Human Relations for Santa Clara County for 27 years.

His work was instrumental in building a sense of community in Santa Clara County. In May 2005, the Board of Supervisors named the plaza in front of the main government center at 70 West Hedding Street as the James P. McEntee, Sr. Civic Center Plaza.

For more information about the James P. McEntee Legacy Committee, the annual college scholarship or naming opportunities at the James P. McEntee, Sr. Civic Center Plaza, go to www.JimMcEnteeLegacy.org

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