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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