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About Hilton Kelley
Hilton Kelley

Mr. Hilton Kelley is a United States Navy Veteran. He served his country with great honor and pride for 6 years. He was honorably discharged in 1986. After being released from the military, Hilton Kelley pursued his life's passion of working in the film and television industry. He was inducted into the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) in 1991. 


After more than a decade in the acting business, Hilton Kelley took a trip back home to Port Arthur, Texas. What he found there inspired him to take action to rebuild and revitalize his home town community.

Hilton Kelley founded CIDA Inc. and began to challenge the environmental violations of the plants that loom over the community he calls home. CIDA collects scientific data from the emission sources and educates residents of Port Arthur about the toxic burden they shoulder.


While fighting locally, Hilton Kelley also arranged for CIDA to join the international Shell Global Accountability Campaign and spoke at three Shell Annual Meetings in London and The Hague, The Netherlands. 

In 2002 Hilton Kelley testified before the US. Senate on behalf of impoverished communities across the nation. Mr. Kelley is the 2011 Goldman Environmental Prize winner received Presidential recognition for his achievements.

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