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10/22/2010  
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International Special Review District Board announces candidates for annual election

SEATTLE – The 2010 International Special Review District Board election will be held Tuesday, November 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bush Asia Hotel, 409 Maynard Avenue South, basement level conference room.

Two Board positions are up for election: Position #3 for a District Business Person, Property Owner or Employee and Position #5 for an At Large candidate. Nominations closed Tuesday, October 19. Three candidates were nominated.

Two candidates are seeking Position #3 - Business Person, Property Owner or Employee

Bill Lee is employed by the Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area and is an active community participant. He volunteers with the Block Watch and Community Center and assists with the annual spring clean and neighborhood paint out. Bill was elected to the Board in 2008 and is running for a second term.

Douglas Lo is a property owner within the District and a member of the Chong Wa Benevolent Association. He is interested in taking a more active role in the development and preservation of the neighborhood.

One candidate is seeking Position #5 – At Large

Julia Park has over eighteen years’ experience working as an historic preservation, urban planning and design professional. She served as a Trustee on the Wing Luke Asian Museum Board from 1991-2005 and has assisted in the creation of exhibits for the Wing Luke Asian Museum and Burke Museum at the University of Washington. She wants to contribute to the preservation of the cultural and physical heritage of the District.

The special character of the International District is recognized and protected by City Ordinance. In 1973, the International Special Review District Board was created to preserve, protect and enhance the cultural, economic and historical qualities of the District. The Board is made up of seven members - five elected by the International District community and two appointed by the Mayor. Board members' terms are for two years and members may serve up to two consecutive terms.

The current board members are Brien Chow, Misun Chung Gerrick, Robert Ha, Bill Lee, Marvin Rosete, Rich Murakami, and Josh Osborne-Klein (chair). The terms for Mr. Ha and Mr. Lee will end in November 2010. Mr. Lee is running for reelection.

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods works to bring government closer to our residents through civic engagement, community empowerment and involvement by all residents for the betterment of their community. For more information, call 206-684-0464.

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The International Special Review District is coordinated by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Division. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides programs and service that engage residents in civic participation, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattle’s neighborhoods.

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