Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Leadership Awards

Each year, State’s Attorney Foxx presents the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Leadership Awards in observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The Community Leadership Awards honor the accomplishments of outstanding individuals in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community.

Candidates for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Community Leadership Awards must be Cook County residents and are considered using the following criteria:

  • Leadership, honor, and integrity
  • Community involvement and activism
  • Volunteer/ Pro-Bono work
  • Youth involvement and/or mentorship programs
To nominate a Cook County community member for consideration, please send the following information in a single email to christine.chan@cookcountyil.gov. The subject line of your email should be "Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Leadership Award Nominee.” Nomination materials should include:
  1. The Nomination Form (download; PDF)
  2. The nominee’s professional biography 
  3. A nomination letter detailing why the nominee is deserving of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Leadership Award

 

PAST ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS

2017
Honorable Geraldine D'Souza, Commander Stephen Chung & Anne I. Shaw

2016
Honorable Maria Kuriakos Ciesil & George Chunkau Mui

2015
Honorable James T. Hyun and Mr. Tony T. Shu 

2014
Honorable Edward E. Chang & Sergeant Norman P. Kwong

2013
Honorable John Z. Lee & Leonard Louie

2012
Honorable Laura C. Liu & Youngju Ji

2011
Honorable Neera Walsh & Yman Huang Vien

2010
Sandra S. Yamate & Billy Dec

2009
Honorable Young Kim & Honorable Lynne Kawamoto

2008
Commander Lucy Moy-Bartosik and Jessica Arong O'Brien

2007
The Honorable Israel "Izzy" Desierto and Gene Lee

2006
Arthur Wong and Eric Manfred Salcedo

2005
Sharon Legenza, Director, Fair Housing Project of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee Under Law and Sanjay Tailor, Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County

2004
Commander Gary H. Yamashiroya and Ms. Tuyet Le

2003
Cleo Kung, Esquire

2002
Honorable Judge Sandra Otaka and Ben Lumicao, Esquire

2001
Rena Van Tine

1999
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