NICOLE MURRAY-RAMIREZ REAPPOINTED TO SAN DIEGO COUNTY HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
Supervisor Nathan Fletcher today reappointed celebrated San Diego LGBTQ+ leader and advocate Nicole Murray-Ramirez to the Leon L. Williams County of San Diego Human Relations Commission (HRC) through January 4, 2027. The Board of Supervisors approved the appointment. This will be the second term on the HRC for Murray-Ramirez, who served on HRC after it was newly constituted by Supervisor Fletcher in 2020.
“Before I was elected to the Board of Supervisors, Nicole told me
the story of the County’s Human Relations Commission and the decision
by a previous board to get rid of it; he encouraged me to bring it
back and in 2020 I developed a policy to do so,” said Supervisor
Fletcher. “One of my first appointments to the HRC was Nicole because
I know with his voice and knowledge of our communities would benefit
the group; and after many years of dedicated service to upholding
human rights, I was happy to reappoint my friend, and a fierce
advocate to continue serving our County.”
Considered to be the honorary Mayor of Hillcrest, Murray-Ramirez has
spent nearly 50 years of his life fighting for social justice for
everyone, but throughout his career has worked to lift up the LGBTQ+
and Latino communities. One of the actions that really put
Murray-Ramirez on the map in San Diego County was his leadership of
protests during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s; he galvanized the
community to pressure the government to support those in need of help.
His advocacy even landed him a position on the County’s Regional Task
Force on AIDS more than 40 years ago.
Murray-Ramirez’s impact on San Diego has been so significant that in
2022 an honorary street sign adorned with his name was unveiled atop a
street post nearby where the most important LGBTQ+ community events
kick-off in the Hillcrest neighborhood.
To learn more about Murray-Ramirez’s life achievements, visit this link to
San Diego Pride.
To read more about the 12 appointments made by Supervisor Fletcher, click here.