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Judy Chirco honored for lifetime of service to San Jose

Friday, May 14, 2010

Willow Glen Resident

If it weren’t for Judy Chirco and a dedicated group of people, the room where more than 100 well-wishers celebrated Chirco’s Woman of Year award may not have been there.

When Camden High School closed in 1980, Chirco participated on a committee that saved part of the school’s land to build the Camden Community Center’s meeting rooms, swimming pool, gymnasium and fields. Chirco, a Camden High graduate, was the toast of a May 6 party thrown there by state Sen. Joe Simitian to celebrate Simitian’s selection of Chirco as the 2010 Senate District 11 Woman of the Year.

“As a community leader, a school leader and one who is committed to social justice, she doesn’t just talk a good game, but she actually rolls up her sleeves and gets it done,” Simitian said.

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