2016 Honorees for Community Engagement Awards

Please join us for the 2nd Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration and honor community leaders who have made significant contribution to our community on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. 

The 2016 honorees for Community Engagement Awards are -- Delegate Mark Keam and Bel Leong-Hong

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DAAV Announces #APAHM2016 Honorees for 2016 Community Engagement Awards


Arlington, Va. – In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Democratic Asian Americans of Virginia (DAAV) will host its 2nd Annual Awards Dinner on May, 18, 2016 in Arlington, Va. The dinner will honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the Asian-American Pacific Islander community.

 The event is the only political event of its kind in the Washington D.C. area that celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. It is a gathering of community leaders, business leaders, democratic activists and elected officials from Virginia and across the country.

The 2016 Community Engagement Awardees are – Delegate Mark Keam (VA-35) and Bel Leong-Hong.                                            

Delegate Mark Keam is the first Asian-born immigrant elected to serve the oldest continuous legislative body in the Northern hemisphere, the Virginia General Assembly. Bel Leong-Hong is the Democratic National Committee’s AAPI Caucus Chair.

“We hope that you will join us to celebrate our heritage and honor these leaders who have been working in the trenches for our community for many years,” said Dewita Soeharjono, DAAV Chair/President.

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About Democratic Asian Americans of Virginia (DAAV): DAAV is a caucus of the Democratic Party of Virginia. Recognized as a caucus in 2013, DAAV has been working to promote political participation in the Asian community, empower Asian Americans to run for offices, and elect Democrats.