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Tim Otani was honored at the 2016 InterIm CDA Gala on April 23 with the annual Bob Santos Leadership in Sustainability award. InterIm CDA said, “Through Tim Otani’s leadership and influence with two financial institutions, the community served by InterIm CDA benefited greatly over the years, as have other communities of color. We thank him […]
Tim Otani has been a great ‘behind the scenes’ supporter and member of the Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) Foundation. Tim is a prime example of a community leader that ‘walks the walk.’ — Debbie Kashino President of Nisei Veterans Foundation I’ve met no one who has the passion for serving the community, the commitment to […]
Karen Yoshitomi was the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) PNW Regional Office Director (National Staff) for over 22 years. Her office was in the ID. Last year, Karen resigned to be Executive Director for the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington. The Seattle JACL used the Banquet as an occasion to give Karen a […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Sue Taoka is changing the world.
There was an appreciation reception for Tim Otani for his work at Washington Mutual (later Chase) at the Four Seas Restaurant.
At the reception, community members thanked Otani for helping to get millions of dollars in funding to low-income and underserved communities throughout the Northwest.