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)