Lloyd Hara was honored on Feb. 29 for his public service career spanning 50 years. The event, at the Nagomi Tea House, was hosted by Gary Locke and Washington State representative Bob Hasegawa. Hara has served as King County’s Auditor, Seattle City Treasurer, Seattle Port Commissioner, and King County Assessor. He also founded the Seattle […]
The votes were tallied Nov. 3-4, and the results regarding the API community were: John Lee lost to Davina Duerr for the City of Bothell Council Position No. 2. Lee received 39% of the vote. Hira Singh lost to Tina Budell for the City of Kent Council Position No. 1. Singh received 34% of the […]
As your King County Assessor, I was quite surprised to see my interview with the NW Asian Weekly printed with the headline, “Your higher property tax should ‘make you feel good’” in the July 10th edition.
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 […]
Photos from Ken’s retirement party on June 6. All gifts made in honor of Ken were given for Goodwill’s Digital Literacy Initiative, a project that will help impact students’ day-to-day lives and improve their job-search skills. The total raised in honor of CEO Ken Colling is $32,532. The total raised for the Digital Literacy Initiative […]
To thank Lt. Governor Brad Owen and his wife Linda for their contributions to the Asian community, the Northwest Asian Weekly hosted a celebratory dinner in his honor.
By Assunta Ng Twenty-nine applicants were interested in the vacant Port of Seattle Commissioner’s seat, vacated by Gael Tarleton, who had left to become a state representative for the 36th District.
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 […]
By Assunta Ng Recently, I got e-mails that Gael Tarleton, president of the Port of Seattle Commission, is running for state representative. Another Port of Seattle Commissioner, Rob Holland, called me saying that he, too, is running for state representative. Bill Bryant, also a Port of Seattle commissioner, is mulling over which office to run […]
This year, the Port of Seattle turns 100 — and a lot has happened in 100 years. In 1911, King County voters approved creation of the port, which helped to unify a mix of privately owned and competing waterfront companies into one that was publicly owned. By the end of that decade, the port […]