International Special Review District Board announces candidates for annual election

The 2010 International Special Review District Board election will be held on Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Bush Asia Hotel, 409 Maynard Avenue South, in the basement level conference room.

Two board positions are up for election:

  • Position 3 for a district business person, property owner, or employee.
  • Position 5 for an at-large candidate.

Two candidates are seeking position 3:

  • Bill Lee is employed by the Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area and is an active community participant. He volunteers with the neighborhood Block Watch and Community Center. He assists with the annual spring clean and neighborhood paint out. Lee was elected to the board in 2008 and is running for a second term.
  • Douglas Lo is a property owner within the ID and a member of the Chong Wa Benevolent Association. He is interested in taking a more active role in development and preservation of the neighborhood.

One candidate is seeking position 5:

  • Julia Park has more than 18 years of experience working as a historic preservation, urban planning, and design professional. She served as a trustee on the Wing Luke Asian Museum Board from 1991 to 2005.

She has assisted in the creation of exhibits for the Wing Luke Asian Museum and Burke Museum at the University of Washington.  She wants to contribute to preservation of the cultural and physical heritage of the ID.

The International Special Review District is coordinated by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Division.

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides programs and services that engage residents in civic activities, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattle’s neighborhoods. ♦

For more information, call 206-684-0464.

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