Andrea Akita has resigned her position at InterIm Community Development Association; her last day at InterIm will be Sept. 25th. In her announcement she stated, “It’s been an exhilarating and rewarding experience for me, but I’m ready to take on new challenges in my work life…It has been an honor to serve and represent the […]
What’s a ceiling? — “Rising Stars” serving our community
By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly Twelve honorees and “Rising Stars” were recognized May 15, at a luncheon held at the China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle. The event was a celebration and collaboration of women who spoke about how they inspire and build communities. Master of ceremonies was Sonya Green, the first African American to […]
Kicking off the new year
The Chinatown-ID had its 2015 Kick-off at the grand re-opening of the Nagomi Tea House January 22. There was an open house, appetizers and drinks, mingling, and a program which addressed needs and opportunities for the new year. (end)
APDC new officers elected
The Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) elected new officers for 2015: Chair – Dorothy Wong, Executive Director of Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC); Secretary – Andrea Akita, Executive Director of Interim CDA; Treasurer – Kathy Hagiwara Purcell, Faculty/Program Coordinator at City University. This is APDC’s first all-female slate of officers.<!–more–> APDC is a broad-based […]
Diversity at the top — Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly She works as the eyes and ears for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and likes engaging with people. Mayor Murray
Interim names Akita director
Interim Community Development Association celebrated its 45th anniversary with a Sapphire Gala on April 12 at the Seattle Mariott. The event raised $130,000.
Andrea Akita named acting director of InterIm CDA
InterIm Community Development Authority (InterIm CDA) has named Andrea Akita as its new acting executive director while the group searches for a permanent director. Its former executive director, Hyeok Kim, has taken a position as one of Mayor Ed Murray’s two deputy mayors for Seattle. Akita joined InterIm CDA last fall as the director of […]
Andrea Akita joins InterIm CDA as director of community and housing services
InterIm Community Development Authority (InterIm CDA) added Andrea Akita as director of community and housing services, effective Sept. 10. She will have oversight of InterIm CDA’s direct housing and homelessness prevention services, the Danny Woo Community Garden program, the Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) program, and sustainable neighborhood planning activities.