31/01/2013: SF MAYOR EDWIN LEE INDUCTS TWO FILIPINO AMERICAN COMMISSIONERS FOR SAN FRANCISCO
At formal ceremonies held on January 31, 2013 at San Francisco’s City Hall, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee inducted into office new and re-appointed Commissioners of the City and County of San Francisco that included two notable Filipina American community leaders, Ms. Carmen Colet, as Asian Art Commissioner and Ms. Marily Mondejar as Commissioner, Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure (“CCII”).
Newly inducted San Francisco Commissioners Carmen Colet and Marily Mondejar together with Mayor Edwin Lee and Consul Reginald Bernabe.
Ms. Colet, who was first appointed to the Asian Art Commission in 2010, is the only Filipino American in the Commission. The Commission is responsible for the determination of policy for and the administration of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Ms. Mondejar joins the CCII which succeeds the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. The CCII exercises land use, development and design approval authority for the major approved development projects which include Mission Bay, Hunters Point Shipyard/Candlestick Point and Transbay Terminal and manages the former Redevelopment Agency’s assets in Yerba Buena Center.
Ms. Colet is the current Chair of the of San Francisco Manila Sister City Committee (SFMSCC), and Ms. Mondejar the President of the Filipina Women’s Network. With their appointments, Ms. Colet and Ms. Mondejar join the growing list of Filipino Americans holding appointed and elected public positions not only in San Francisco but in the Bay Area. END