Sharon Lee will be running for Sally Clark’s recently vacated seat on the City Council. Clark vacated her seat April 12. Lee will be the third API candidate to run for the seven-month position. Candidates will not be able to re-apply for re-election after the term. Lee has served as Executive Director of the Low […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Sharon Maeda submitted her application for the Council position vacated by Sally Clark (as of April 13). According to Maeda, “After 47 years of professional life, I have just retired. At the same time, there was never any question that I would continue to work for social justice. And, despite […]
Two qualified Asian Pacific Islander candidates will be running for Sally Clark’s recently vacated position on City Council. Clark’s last day was April 13 to serve in her new position as director of regional and community relations at the University of Washington. The candidate requirement in this type of special situation is that the position […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly If the Seattle City Council wants to pick a candidate who can hit the ground running, and yet has no political ambition to fill in for councilmember Sally Clark who is resigning, John Okamoto, 61, said he’s the pick. An interim director of the City’s Human Resources Department, Okamoto […]
John Okamoto, Interim Director of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced Lan Pham as the manager of the Office for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention. Pham previously worked as the senior planning and development specialist within HSD’s Domestic Violence Unit. Prior to this, she served as the executive director of the Asian and Pacific […]
Mayor Ed Murray announced John Okamoto as the new acting Human Services Department (HSD) head on July 23.
“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, and John Okamoto. 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.”
Countless generations of parents stress the importance of education to their kids.John Okamoto wants these parents to know that the teachers in this state also care deeply about teaching kids.