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Heidi Park elected 2013 JACL Seattle president

Heidi Park elected 2013 JACL Seattle president


Heidi Park

The Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced their 2013 president, Heidi Park, during their annual year-end Bonnenkai party hosted at Hiroshi’s Restaurant on Dec. 18. She will be following 2012 President Ryan Chin.

Park is currently working as a policy analyst for the office of Mayor Mike McGinn and is of Korean descent. She has previously worked in the office of Congressman Jim McDermott as a community liaison.

The Japanese American Citizens League, founded in 1929, is the nation’s oldest and largest Japanese American civil rights organization. Originally created to defend the rights of Japanese Americans, today, the JACL serves all segments of the Asian and Pacific American community. (end)

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 3 | 1/12-1/18Comments (0)

Commentary: More than the sum of our parts

Commentary: More than the sum of our parts

Civic engagement in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community

Heidi Park

By Heidi Park
For Northwest Asian Weekly

Washington state faces a $4.8 billion budget deficit, and our community cannot afford to sit on the sidelines. We must engage friends, families, neighbors, and ourselves on issues of education, economic development, and health and human services. If we don’t speak up for ourselves, how can we be sure that someone else will? Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 29 No 49 | 12/4-12/10Comments (0)

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