Tag Archive | "Mike McGinn"

Prominent APAs divided between mayoral candidates

Prominent APAs divided between mayoral candidates

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

As the primary approaches, Seattle’s mayoral candidates are making a strong push for votes as recent polls still show that 25 percent of Seattle’s voters are still undecided. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 32 No 31 | 7/27-8/2Comments (1)

Local organizations receive grants to provide job training for immigrant and refugee youth and families

Local organizations receive grants to provide job training for immigrant and refugee youth and families

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Representatives from the six organizations to receive the grant. (Photo by ACRS)

At last year’s community meeting for the Youth and Families Initiative, local organizations called for more culturally relevant job readiness training for refugees and immigrant youth. Last week, after a competitive application process, six out of 17 community agencies were selected to receive grants for a new program to train immigrant and refugee youth in preparation for the workplace. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 18 | 4/28-5/4Comments (1)

October: ID groups receive funds to close digital divide

October: ID groups receive funds to close digital divide

Cheryl Dos Remedios (Rainier Beach Neighborhood Advisory Committee) and Cassie Chin (Wing Luke Museum) receive an award certificate from Mayor McGinn for the Touchstones: A Walking Tour of Rainier Beach project. (Photo from City of Seattle)

The City of Seattle awarded grants to four International District organizations from its Technology Matching Fund program. The funds will help groups that are working toward technological equity and closing the digital divide.

The Coalition for Refugees from Burma received $17,750 for expansion of its mobile computer lab program. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 43 | 10/22-10/28Comments (0)

Sept. 1: Tet in Seattle and others win 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards

Sept. 1: Tet in Seattle and others win 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards

Tet in Seattle Director Khanh Vu (right), holding his award, with Mayor McGinn (Photo provided by Tet in Seattle)

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn gave out six 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards at a ceremony at Seattle Center.

The winners were  Tet in Seattle, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theatre Donald Byrd, Jack Straw Productions, Violinist and Professor Quinton Morris, On the Boards, and Pratt Fine Arts Center.

Tet in Seattle is the producer of  Tet Festival, a free community celebration held annually as part of Festál, a series of world festivals at Seattle Center. (end)

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 39 | 9/24-9/30Comments (0)

May 6: Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce features Mayor McGinn

May 6: Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce features Mayor McGinn

Mayor Mike McGinn with members of the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce

At the New Hong Kong Restaurant, the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce held its monthly luncheon, which featured Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 22 | 5/28-6/3Comments (0)

April 6: McGinn and Constantine stroll together for City–County Walk

April 6: McGinn and Constantine stroll together for City–County Walk

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn (left) and King County Executive Dow Constantine walk down Maynard Avenue, next to Hing Hay Park, on April 6. (Photo by Rebecca Ip/SCP)

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine teamed up for the kick-off of the Let’s Move! National Start Walking Day City-County Walk. The walk is also part of King County Walks Week 2011, April 4 to April 8. Walks Week participants can sign up through King County’s website and earn prizes by walking.

The mayor and county executive’s route started around noon at City Hall and continued through Chinatown before circling back to City Hall.

Others involved with the event included King 5’s Rich Marriott and King County Councilmember Joe McDermott. ♦

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 15 | 4/9-4/15Comments (0)

Feb. 16: ID receives $185,000 from Office of Economic Development

Feb. 16: ID receives $185,000 from Office of Economic Development

Left: Mayor Mike McGinn at the announcement. Right: CIDBIA’s Don Blakeney with Nora Chan

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn joined neighborhood business district leaders and local business owners at Thompson’s Point of View in Seattle’s Central District to announce a $1 million investment in 18 neighborhood business districts as part of the Seattle Jobs Plan. Chinatown/International District (ID) received $185,000. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 10 | 3/5-3/11Comments (0)

December: Bruce Harrell honored with race and social justice award

December: Bruce Harrell honored with race and social justice award

From left: Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Race, and Social Justice Manager Glenn Harris, Seattle Office for Civil Rights Director Julie Nelson, Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, and Mayor Mike McGinn. (Photo from City of Seattle)

The Seattle Management Association celebrated its 27th Annual Excellence in Management Awards with a banquet at the Columbia Tower Club in Seattle. Councilmember Bruce Harrell, who is half Japanese, was honored with the 2010 Management in Race and Social Justice Award for his leadership on civil rights issues. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/25Comments (1)

Oct. 16: ACRS celebrates with annual benefit gala, “A Culinary Journey”

Oct. 16: ACRS celebrates with annual benefit gala, “A Culinary Journey”

At ACRS’ annual benefit dinner, from left: Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, ACRS Executive Director Diane Narasaki, and California Rep. Mike Honda (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

The Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) held its annual benefit gala at the Bellevue Westin. The event, “A Culinary Journey,” featured five chefs, Ngoan Nguyen, Pranee Khruasanit Halvorsen, Sam Choy, and David and Lily Kong. It also featured a performance by Teine Tama Samoa. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 45 | 11/6-11/12Comments (0)

Commentary: Mayor McGinn: Transportation budget needs your support

Commentary: Mayor McGinn: Transportation budget needs your support

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By Mayor Mike McGinn
For Northwest Asian Weekly

On Monday, Sept. 27, I proposed the 2011/2012 budget to the [Seattle] City Council. Right now, the city council is poised to strip out a core piece of the Department of Transportation’s budget. We need your help. Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 29 No 43 | 10/23-10/29Comments (0)

Blog: Remembering Roberto Maestas

Blog: Remembering Roberto Maestas

At a memorial for Roberto Maestas on Sept. 29, from left: Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, Rep. Phyllis Kenney, King County Executive Dow Constantine, community activist Bob Santos, Seattle Councilmember Larry Gossett, and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Roberto Maestas, founder of the El Centro de la Raza, died last week. If anyone would ask me to name one Hispanic leader, Maestas would be the first to come to mind, and not because we both had received awards from the University of Washington on different occasions. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 40 | 10/2-10/8Comments (0)

June 10: Local organizations earn 2010 International Human Services Award

June 10: Local organizations earn 2010 International Human Services Award

From left: ICHS board member Robert Mull, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, ICHS board members Janyce Ko Fisher, Deborah Wolf, and Cris Krisologo-Elliott, Master of Ceremonies Germaine Covington, ICHS Board President Hiroshi Nakano, and Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata

The Seattle Human Services Coalition announced its six 2010 Human Services Award winners. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 28 | 7/10-7/16Comments (0)

Mayor McGinn starts the year with big announcements

Mayor McGinn starts the year with big announcements

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Mayor Mike McGinn swears in on Jan. 4. The oath is administered by two of his children, Miyo (right) and Cian. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/15Comments (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)

Blog: Our risk paid off, McGinn and Constantine in the ID together

Blog: Our risk paid off, McGinn and Constantine in the ID together

Attendess and honorees, from left: University of Washington (UW) Provost Phyllis Wise, UW Regent Fred Kiga, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn. Constantine and McGinn are UW School of Law alumni. (Photos by George Liu/NWAW)

Attendess and honorees, from left: University of Washington (UW) Provost Phyllis Wise, UW Regent Fred Kiga, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn. Constantine and McGinn are UW School of Law alumni. (Photos by George Liu/NWAW)

Have you ever done something in your life that involves taking a countless number of risks in a short amount of time? Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 28 No 51 | 12/12-18Comments (0)

McGinn ushers in an ‘open source’ transition

McGinn ushers in an ‘open source’ transition

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Darryl Smith (left), Thao Tran (middle), and Kip Tokuda

Darryl Smith (left), Thao Tran (middle), and Kip Tokuda

“[Seattle Mayor-elect Mike] McGinn explained that rather than making courtesy calls to all the council members, he thought it better to just walk over and meet face to face on a casual basis,” said Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata in a release. “This is a departure from Mayor Nickel’s style, which was to rely more on his deputy mayor Tim Ceis to walk the council hallway.” Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 48 | 11/21-11/27Comments (2)

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