County Supervisor Dave Roberts
Named Asian Heritage Awards Gala Chairman
San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts will serve as the Gala Chairman of the 2014 Asian Heritage Awards to be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.
The awards, in their eleventh year, celebrate Asian achievement in categories ranging from business to public health while honoring the legacy of Asian Americans. Individuals and organizations who serve the Asian or Asian and Pacific Islander community here or abroad are also eligible.
Supervisor Roberts represents District 3, which has one of the larger constituencies of Asian Americans, comprising 19 percent of the county’s population.
“’Visionary’ and ‘leadership’ are the two best words I have to describe Dave Roberts,” said Rosalyn Carmen, president of the Asian Heritage Society, which has produced the award-
The following individuals have been selected to receive honors in these categories:
Public Health: Dr. Flossie Wong-
Global Outreach: Alex Chuang. The slogan of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is “Never weary of learning, never tire of teaching.” That could also be the slogan of the museum’s co-
Science and Technology: UCSD Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan discovered the greenhouse effect of halocarbons in 1975. Along with R. Madden,he predicted in 1980 that global warming would be detected by 2000 and in1985, he led the first international NASA assessment on the climate effects of non-
Innovation: Tina Guo has developed an international multi-
Diversity Pioneer: California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins has served in the California State Assembly since 2010, and was elevated to the top leadership post in 2014, when her colleagues unanimously elected her 69th Speaker of the California Assembly. Assemblywoman Atkins is a coalition-
The Asian Heritage Society’s Nominating and Planning Committee is also reviewing nominations in business enterprise, entrepreneurship, medicine and candidates for Special Recognition. Recipients will be honored in a special outdoor reception and entertainment gathering and the awards presented in the venue’s Center Theater. Seating is limited.
Tickets go on sale July 15 for $200 each and $1,850 for a block of ten and $250 and $2,500, respectively, after Oct. 1. Seating is limited and preserved seating is on a first come, first served basis.
To reserve now, go to www.asianheritageawards.com