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Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor

Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor

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King County Assessor Lloyd Hara

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara received the lifetime achievement award from the League of Women Voters on July 16 at the Seattle Westin Hotel. Over 100 people were present. Hara has a long career in public service. He served in the Army and retired from the Army Reserve with a Lt. Colonel ranking. At the age of 29 he became the youngest King County Auditor. He was Seattle City Treasurer for four terms, from 1980-1992. Hara also was regional director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Hara is seeking re-election for King County Assessor in 2015. (end)

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/1Comments (0)

Lloyd Hara establishes Endowed Graduate Student Support Fund

Lloyd Hara establishes Endowed Graduate Student Support Fund

Lloyd Hara

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara has established an Endowed Graduate Student Support Fund at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs. The support fund is aimed at students who have academic merit, who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and who have experience with diverse cultures. The fund is also aimed at students committed to public service and working in local government. Hara, a graduate of the Evans School, has entrusted the selection of the award winners to the Dean of the Evans School. (end)

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 36 | 9/1-9/7Comments (0)

Who are the Asian Americans in the local primaries?

Who are the Asian Americans in the local primaries?

Compiled by Keishi Matsuda
Northwest Asian Weekly

For the upcoming primary elections on Aug. 16, there are many Asian candidates who are aiming to represent the different communities in the Greater Seattle area. Listed below are some of the Asian American candidates that you may want to keep an eye on. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, National News, Vol 30 No 32 | 8/6-8/12Comments (0)

Diversity at the Top honorees credited for community service

Diversity at the Top honorees credited for community service

(Photos by George Liu/NWAW)

(Photos by George Liu/NWAW)

By Steven Cong
Northwest Asian Weekly

“This dinner is not a town hall meeting,” joked Assunta Ng, founder of the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, the event’s organizer, referring to the celebration dinner held at the House of Hong on Dec. 4 honoring Dow Constantine, Martha Choe, Lloyd Hara, Mike McGinn, John Okamoto, and Betty Patu. They were named the 2009 Top Contributors to the Asian Community by the Northwest Asian Weekly. This year’s theme was “Diversity at the Top.” Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 28 No 51 | 12/12-18Comments (0)

Hara gets sworn in

Hara gets sworn in

Lloyd Hara was sworn in as King County Assessor by Judge Harry J. McCarthy at King County Superior Court on Nov. 24 in front of family, friends, and supporters. ♦

Posted in Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/24Comments (0)

Diversity at the Top

Diversity at the Top

Lloyd Hara, a lifelong public servant

King County Assessor-elect Lloyd Hara

King County Assessor-elect Lloyd Hara

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Lloyd Hara was born in Seattle, and he is proud of this fact. He is also a proud sansei — a third generation Japanese American.

As a young man, Hara believed that his generation would build on the accomplishments of its predecessors. He believed he would obtain the American Dream. To him, this didn’t mean a life of wealth — he actually opted out of pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in order to enroll in graduate school for public administration — it actually meant dedicating his life to public service and contributing to his community. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 47 | 11/14-11/20Comments (0)


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