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Community Member Honored for 2019 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month


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Our community is proud to announce the winner of the San Francisco Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration’s Second Annual Edwin Mah Lee Public Service Award to Sandy Mori.  The Edwin Mah Lee Public Service Award honors the late Mayor Ed Lee and exhibits the characteristics that marked Mayor Lee’s short but storied career.  The award honors people with the following characteristics.

  • A person who has dedicated his or her career to public service in the City and County of San Francisco, either as an employee or having served on City Boards and Commissions for a minimum of 10 years;
  • A person who has given generously of his or her time to support San Francisco API community’s needs and projects;
  • A person who is a consensus builder 
  • A person who is a role model and mentor to the next generation

Sandy Mori exhibits all of these characteristics and more.  Sandy is currently the President of the Board of the Japantown Task Force(JTF), a community organization dedicated to Japantown’s planning, preservation and economic development.  Sandy and the JTF has been instrumental in bringing members of the community together to build a sustainable strategy for Japantown identified as the Japantown Cultural Heritage and Economic Sustainability Strategy (JCHESS).  Previously, she co-founded Kimochi, Inc., an organization serving seniors in the Japanese American community and a Health and Human Services Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco. 




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