Monday, December 3, 2012

Mike Nevin, San Mateo County civic leader, died 12/1/12

Those who knew Mike Nevin might appreciate the following article.

The Daily Journal (San Mateo), Michelle Durand and Daily Journal Staff, 12/3/12. "Former supervisor Nevin dies."

Mike Nevin, 1943 - 12/1/12
"Former county supervisor Mike Nevin, a longtime local leader who most recently served as executive director of the county’s service league, died of cancer Dec. 1 at the age of 69.

Nevin spent 27 years with the San Francisco Police Department, rising to the rank of inspector, before jumping into politics as a Daly City planning commissioner from 1979 to 1982 followed by the Daly City Council in 1982. During his 1984 turn as Daly City mayor, he introduced an economic development program and saw the city recognized as outstanding by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Nevin followed the council with election to the county Board of Supervisors in 1992 and served as president in 1997 and 2001. While serving, he advocated for better transportation, took on the banking industry over its privacy policies, pushed for a ban of gun shows, championed medicinal marijuana trials, health care coverage  and looked for creative solutions to community problems. 

Nevin also served numerous boards and commissions during his political career including the Criminal Justice Council of San Mateo County, the Narcotics Task Force, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the San Mateo County Health Center Board of Directors."  Read article. 

Reference - Mike Nevin, Wikipedia.  Related articleSan Mateo County Times, 12/3/12, "Mike Nevin remembered as a big-hearted, 'iconoclast'."  Note: photograph above from The daily Journal, 12/1/12.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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