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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.