International Special Review District Board Announces Annual Election Results

– The annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held on Tuesday, November 18. Two positions were up for election this year and the results are as follows:

  • Stephanie Carrillo won Position #3 for a District business person, property owner or employee.
  • Marie Wong won Position #5 for an at-large seat.

Ms. Wong and Ms. Carrillo will begin their first elected terms starting in December. Ms. Wong is currently serving as a Mayoral appointee, filling a vacancy in position #3.

The special character of the Chinatown 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 composed of seven members — five elected by the Chinatown 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 Candace Chin, Ben Grace, Carol Leong, Miye Moriguchi, Martha Rogers, Joann Ware and Marie Wong. Ms. Chin is an outgoing member.

The International Special Review District is coordinated by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program which is responsible for the designation and protection of more than 400 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, as well as eight historic districts located throughout the city.

You are Invited to Celebrate Carlos Bulosan’s 100th Birthday!

bolusan posterAll are invited to a series of free events this month to commemorate Filipino American history and the anniversary of Carlos Bulosan’s 100th birthday. Building off of the permanent Carlos Bulosan exhibit at the Eastern Hotel in the Chinatown/International District, the events share Bulosan’s history, artistic work, and impact even today on contemporary social justice issues. The Neighborhood Matching Fund is pleased to support this project.

As a radical labor organizer and author of the book “America is in the Heart,” Bulosan set the groundwork for Seattle’s rich history of labor activism and community organizing, from the Alaskeros and ILWU Local 37 activists to the fight for community preservation in the Chinatown/International District. The organizing committee aims to connect the events of the past with today’s civil rights, immigration, and labor movements.

All events are free and open to everyone! For more information, contact Derek Dizon at carlosbulosan100@gmail.com or (206) 353-5062. Here is a list of upcoming events:

Thursday November 13
Film “Delano Manongs” by Marissa Aroy
6:00PM
Location: UW Location: Ethnic Cultural Theater, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle

Friday November 14
Conference: “Empire is in the Heart”
9:30AM-5:00PM
Location: University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB) Room 145

UW Carlos Bulosan Special Collections Exhibit and Reception
5:00PM-7:00PM
Location: University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB) Room 145

Talambuhay: Our Stories, Our People
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: Filipino Community of Seattle, 5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Seattle

Saturday, November 15
Filipino American Historical Tour in the Chinatown International District
10:00AM-12:00PM
Location: Meet at Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King St, Seattle

Tour of the Carlos Bulosan Exhibit at the Eastern Hotel
12:00PM-2:00PM
Location: Carlos Bulosan Memorial Exhibit, 506 Maynard Ave S, Seattle

Staged Reading of Carlos Bulosan’s “The Romance of Magno Rubio
3:00PM-6:30PM
Location: Massive Monkees Studio, 662 S King St, Seattle

Sunday, November 16
Film Screenings of Lav Diaz Film, “Norte, the End of History”
3:30pm
Location: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle

Monday November 17, 2014
Film Screening of Anthony Chen Film, “Ilo Ilo”
7:00PM
Location: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle

International Special Review District Board Announces Candidates for Annual Election

The 2014 International Special Review District (ISRD) Board election will be held Tuesday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bush Asia Hotel, 409 Maynard Avenue South, in the basement level conference room.

Two board positions are up for election:

  • Position #3 for a Business Owner, Property Owner or Employee
  • Position #5 for At-Large

Nominations closed Tuesday, October 21. Two candidates were nominated, and candidate information is provided below for each position. Brief candidate biographies will be available at the polling place on the day of the election.

One candidate is seeking Position #3 for a Business Owner, Property Owner or Employee

Stephanie Carrillo is the manager of a residential property within the Chinatown International District. She is also on the board of the Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) and is a member of the neighborhood’s Only in Seattle Marketing Committee. She has worked in the neighborhood for four years and volunteered her time on many different boards and committees.

One candidate is seeking Position #5 for an At-Large member

Marie Wongis an Associate Professor at Seattle University where she teaches courses in Urban Planning, Housing and Sustainability and Asian American History and Community Development. She’s served on boards and committees in the Chinatown International District since 1989, including exhibit committees with the Wing Luke Museum and five years of service on the board of InterIm Community Development Association.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kong Yick Investment Company. In September of this year, Ms. Wong was appointed by Mayor Murray to fill a vacant seat (position #3) on the ISRD Board. That term expires in November.   

The special character of the Chinatown 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 Chinatown 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. To learn more about the election and the International Special Review District please visit http://seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/id.htm/.

The current board members are Candace Chin, Ben Grace (Vice Chair), Carol Leong, Miye Moriguchi, Martha Rogers (Chair), Joann Ware, and Marie Wong. The terms for Mss. Chin and Wong end in November 2014.

In Struggle: Asian American Acts of Resistance Opens May 1

In Struggle posterJoin us for this free opening reception.

In Struggle: Asian American Acts of Resistance
Exhibit Opening Reception
May 1, 6-8pm

A brief program at 6:30 pm will include Mike Tagawa, Pramila Jayapal, Youth Speaks poets, and a video clip of interviews with Asian Pacific American resisters. We will also celebrate the dedication of the Ford Foundation Community Hall with Senior Program Officer Roberta Uno.

RSVP suggested to rsvp@wingluke.org or 206.623.5124. Light refreshments served.

This project is supported by the Neighborhood Matching Fund.

International Special Review District Board Announces Annual Election Results

The annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held on Tuesday, November 19. Three positions were up for election this year and the results are as follows:

  • Joann Ware won Position #1 for a District business person, property owner or employee. 
  • Ben Grace won Position #2 for a resident, tenant, or community participant.
  • Carol Leong won Position #4 for a resident, tenant or community participant.

Ms. Ware will begin serving a second term, and new Board members Mr. Grace and Ms. Leong will begin their terms starting in December.                                                                                                                         

The special character of the Chinatown 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 composed of seven members — five elected by the Chinatown 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 Candace Chin, Ben Grace, Carol Leong, Miye Moriguchi, Martha Rogers, and Joann Ware. There is a current vacancy. Outgoing board members are Ching Chan and Marvin Rosete.

The International Special Review District is coordinated by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program which is responsible for the designation and protection of more than 400 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, as well as eight historic districts located throughout the city.

 

International Special Review District Board announces candidates for annual election

The 2013 International Special Review District (ISRD) Board election will be held Tuesday, November 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bush Asia Hotel, 409 Maynard Avenue South, in the basement level conference room.

Three board positions are up for election:

  • Position #1 for a Business Owner, Property Owner or Employee
  • Position #2 for a Resident, Tenant or Community Participant
  • Position #4 for Resident, Tenant or Community Participant

Nominations closed Tuesday, October 22. Three candidates were nominated, and candidate information is provided below for each position. Brief candidate biographies will be available at the polling place on the day of the election.

Two candidates are seeking Position #1 for a Business Owner, Property Owner or Employee

Tim Lee is a property owner within the Chinatown International District. He is also a member of the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Bellevue Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and the Lion’s Club. He is a retired state employee and is interested in applying his experience working for government and small businesses to his involvement in the Chinatown International District community.

Joann Ware works for Interim CDA on community-based design projects and affordable housing. Joann is a current ISRD Board member with a deep commitment to the neighborhood.  She has a strong interest in the built environment and would like to continue using her architectural knowledge to serve the community and the Board.

 

One candidate is seeking Position #2 for a Resident, Tenant or Community Participant

Ben Grace is actively involved with the Chinatown International District through his work on the Chinatown Historical Alley Project and is a frequent contributor to community events through the neighborhood. Earlier this year, Ben led the project to translate street signs in Chinatown and Japantown (Nihonmachi). Ben is also a tenant, as an employee of the Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA).

One candidate is seeking Position #4 for a Resident, Tenant or Community Participant

Carol Leong is part of the third generation of her family to live, work, or volunteer in the Chinatown International District. She has participated in the Seattle Chinese Athletic Association (SCAA) and the Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team. For the past 15 years she has served as the volunteer coordinator of Sifu David F. Leong’s NW Kung Fu and Fitness, where she has participated in the Chinatown Parade and served as a scholarship coordinator and youth mentor. Carol is also involved with the neighborhood Block Watch and participates in numerous community events.

The special character of the Chinatown 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. To learn more about the election and the International Special Review District visit http://seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/id.htm/.

The current board members are Ching Chan, Candace Chin, Sue-May Eng, Miye Moriguchi, Martha Rogers, Marvin Rosete (Chair), and Joann Ware. The terms for Mr. Rosete and Mss. Chan and Ware will end in November 2013.

Deadline extended for submission to serve on the International Special Review District Board (ISRD)

The deadline for submission of a cover letter and resume for one of two Mayoral appointee seats on the ISRD Board has been extended through Jan. 4th. We are seeking individuals who are architects and who have an interest in historic preservation and/or familiarity with the Chinatown/International District. If you know of interested and qualified candidates, please share this information.   Click here for more information.

International Special Review District Board announces annual election results

The annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held on Tuesday, November 20. Two positions were up for election this year.

The results are as follows: Sue-May Eng won Position #3 for a District business person, property owner or employee.  Candace Chin won Position #5 for an at-large position. New Board members Ms. Eng and Ms. Chin will begin their terms in December.                                                                                                                                         

The special character of the Chinatown 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 composed of seven members — five elected by the Chinatown 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 Ching Chan, Bill Lee (Chair), Rich Murakami, Julia Park, Martha Rogers, Marvin Rosete (Vice-chair), and Joann Ware.

The International Special Review District is coordinated by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program which is responsible for the designation and protection of more than 450 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, as well as eight historic districts located throughout the city.

Mayor seeks candidates for International Special Review District Board

Mayor Mike McGinn invites residents to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board.  The available position is one of two seats on the board that are filled by mayoral appointment.  Individuals who have an architectural background and an interest in historic preservation and/or familiarity with the Chinatown/ International District are encouraged to apply.

The seven-member International Special Review District (ISRD) Board reviews façade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements within the International Special Review District.  The goals of the board are to maintain architectural character, cultural heritage, social diversity, and through the use of historic preservation, enhance the economic climate in the International Special Review District.

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