Monday, November 28, 2011

ASIAN AMERICAN APPRECIATION DAY Dec 3 - Honoring Leadership from Fairfax, Virginia

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ASIAN AMERICAN APPRECIATION DAY -
Honoring Leadership from Fairfax, Virginia


“The increasing challenges our people facing daily
have illuminated the stellar leadership Virginians in Fairfax enjoy,
and we are very grateful” – Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders



AWARD HONOREES

Congressional Leaders:
Leader in Foreign Affairs:
The Honorable Jim Webb, U.S. Senator from Virginia
Leader in Jobs and Economic Development:
The Honorable Mark Warner, U.S. Senator from Virginia
Leader in Health Care and Education:
The Honorable Gerry Connolly, U.S. Congressman from Virginia
Leader in Human Rights Advocacy:
The Honorable Frank Wolf, U.S. Congressman from Virginia

Cultural and Diversity Leader:
Reme Grefalda, the Library of Congress, Asian Division, APA Collection

Legislative Leaders in the Commonwealth of Virginia:
The Honorable Janet Howell, State Senator (VA-32)
The Honorable Vivian Watts, State Delegate (VA-39)
The Honorable Mark Keam, State Delegate (VA-35)

Best County Management Leader in the Commonwealth of Virginia:
The Honorable Sharon Bulova, Chairman of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Mason District Best Leaders:
Supervisor Penelope A. Gross

Business Leaders:

Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Asian Real Estate Association of America, DC Metro Chapter

Education Leaders:
Ilryong Moon, Member of Fairfax County School Board, At-Large
Sandy Evans, Member of Fairfax County School Board, Mason District
Public Safety Leader:

Tony Pham, General Counsel, Richmond City Sheriff’s Office


Youth Training Leader:

The Vietnamese Youth Education Association

Advocacy Leaders:
Christine Chen - APIA Vote
Kevin Simowitz - Virginia Organizing Project
Velginy Hernandez – Voice of Vietnamese Americans


On Saturday, December 3rd, Asian American Pacific Islanders will have their first “Appreciation Day” at the Fairfax Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035, from 10:00am – 03:00pm. The event is hosted by Voice of Vietnamese Americans, in coalition with many other Asian Americans and Civic Engagement Organizations. Please join us to honor our Leaders from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The event is free and open to the public. Please bring an item to contribute to our Care Packages to our troops abroad.

Hosted by Voice of Vietnamese Americans, in Coalition with: the Asian American Chamber of Commerce, the Asian Real Estate Association of America – Metro Chapter, Asian Fortune Newspaper, Asian Pacific Islander American Vote, Brigitte Galleries, the Indian American Forum of Political Education - VA chapter, Skillsource, Virginia Organizing Project.


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