At least two candidates (Mary Kong, the latest former President of Hmong Center of Green Bay, Inc., and Nhia Cha Yang, a new candidate) are competing to win the upcoming election for the president of the Hmong Center of Green Bay, Inc. in Green Bay, Wisconsin on March 2, 2014.
If you live in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area, the voting poll was scheduled to open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. For more detail info on the voting, call 920-327-0785 or contact the Hmong Center of Green Bay, Inc. at 920-432-8900.
Suab Hmong News does not have Nhia Cha Yang’s campaign platform to share with you but we were able to obtain a listing of Mary Kong’s campaign platform to share with you below:
Mary Kong has been a passionate advocacy for the Hmong community and has made a big impact in her two-year term as President of the Hmong Center of Green Bay, Inc. As a second generation Hmong community member herself, Mary has the personal experience, the compassion, the drive, and the dedication to be a true Servant Leader for to the Hmong community and the community at large.
Some great strives and accomplishments for the Hmong Center of Green Bay, Inc. under Mary’s direct leadership are:
-Restored the Organization to living its Mission statement
-Transferred ownership of land from the City of Green Bay to the Hmong Center of Green Bay, Inc., making the Hmong community “Owners” of their Organization
-Revamped the annual Hmong New Year celebration to a true “traditional” celebration similar to all Hmong New Year celebrations across the United States and, while offering FREE admission to the general public drawing over thousands of participants to the event
-Served over 3,000 of families and individuals within all 12 Clans and community.
-Successfully obtained funding/grants opportunities that had been absent from the Organization for years.
-Developed and implemented new programs geared to meet the needs of the all Hmong community members
Bridged the gap and brought new understanding of generational differences between the elders and the younger generation within the Hmong community.
-Under limited funding, transformed the Organization’s image to a functional standing by implementing new Stand Operation Practices and secured a Check and Balance in Financials and Bookkeeping Provided 28 outreach programs and Hmong culture awareness presentations to the community.
-Relationship building and collaborated with other organizations in the community.
-Completed a SWOT analysis with the SCORE.
The Hmong Center of Green Bay, Inc. needs a strong servant leader and advocator who is not afraid to carry the Organization into the future. In the two years, Mary has transformed and accomplished some extraordinary outcomes for the Organization. Imagine what else she can do for the Hmong community and the community at large given another 4 years!
Good luck to both candidates!
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