Mayor-elect Murray’s transition committee certainly reflects diversity. He calls it “a team that looks like Seattle,” and so far that’s true enough. And while it’s a good start, one has to wonder — is it for show or substance?
The Low Income Housing Institute celebrated 20 years of providing housing and services to the community with its 9th annual gala and auction at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle on Oct. 28. During the past two years, LIHI staff have developed more than 3,600 units stretching across six counties. Their portfolio includes 1,845 units housing over […]
This week, we found out that Stella Chao will not be reappointed as director of the Department of Neighborhoods (DON).
The Asian community’s celebration of Phil Fujii’s appointment as Seattle’s deputy mayor position was unfortunately short-lived.
The reason he cited in a letter to Mayor Mike McGinn was that he did not think it was practical to take an extended medical leave. Fujii underwent shoulder surgery last Friday. According to Fujii’s assistant, it will take him two to three weeks to recover.
A reception was held at Albert Shen’s house to honor those in new positions appointed by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Governor Chris Gregoire.
Former state legislator and transition co-facilitator Kip Tokuda has accepted the position of Acting Director of Human Services. Tokuda will serve in the position until a permanent director is selected.
Thus far, there are a few notable Asian Americans as his senior personal staff: Director of Communications Frank Abe, and Director of Government and Labor Relations Sung Yang. His administrative assistant is Lee Anne Hughes