Milwaukee, WI — The Hmong community in Green Bay, Wisconsin held an election on March 2, 2014 to elect a new President to carry the vision and mission of the Hmong Center of Green Bay, In. in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Mary Kong received 398 votes and Nhia Cha Yang received 314 votes. Kong defeated Yang by 84 votes.
Mary Kong said “Thank you to all those who participated in the election and taking the time out of your valuable day to come out and vote. I was told that this was the first time in the history of the Hmong Center of Green Bay to hold an election with this many participants, which was over 700 voters—young, old, men and women voters. The numerous attendance of this election means that the community members of Green Bay still see the need of services of the center and is greatly in needed of a leader with compassion, the drive, and the dedication to be a true Servant Leader for to the Hmong community and the community at large.
I want to thank all those who voted and supported me in this campaign, especially my campaign managers-Shenna Vang, Adabelle Yang, Mai L Yang, Bor Yang, Bao Her, and Nhia Kong.
Also, thanks to the Election Committee and its advisor and helpers for making it a smooth process.
But, today is not possible without the supported all the support throughout the last two years. Thank you to the community and the Board of Directors of the Hmong Center of Green Bay, especially my Vice Presidents- Sai Lor and Fasheng Lee, Secretary- Xai Yang, and Treasurer- Ann Lor–the last two years of accomplishments would not have been possible without the team or the community. I am sad to announce that Xai Yang and Ann Lor will be leaving the team, but they have stated that they will still be assisting us in a lessor role. I thank you both for assisting in making a tremendous difference in the center. For my next term, I would like to welcome Kashoua Hang, who will be serving as my secretary, and Tou Lee Vue, who will be serving as my Treasurer.
I also want to congratulate my opponent, Nhia Cha Yang, on a hard fought campaign. Nhia Cha Yang is a great man, who has led the center in the past. I hope that we can continue to work together on building the mission of the center… “to provide services, promote and preserve cultures, and support education to enhance the quality of life for Hmong and Asian American in Brown County.”
I know the community wants a bright future for the center and hopes of changes of improvement to help the community. I am proud to be your leader and will strive to do my best to lead the center to the next step. But in order for me to lead you there, I will need the community’s support.”
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