Mount Vernon NY – November 23, 2012 – Joining a prestigious group of public servants and business people to receive recognition for service, Mayor Ernest D. Davis was recently presented with the 2012 Mayor of the Year award by the Asian American Council of New York City earlier this month.
“Over the years Mount Vernon has built a great working relationship with the Asian community and we have in fact ventured on business and cultural exchange initiatives,” said Mayor Davis.
On October 26, 2012, Michael S. Limb, Executive Chairman of the Asian American Council presented Mayor Davis with the award and was accompanied by Congressman Gregory Meeks and Queens County DA, Richard A. Brown. The Asian American Council of New York is an organization is representative of the New York City Asian American community including many of its diversity networks.
The Asian American Council was founded in 1984 by Michael S. Limb to improve the quality of life for Asian Americans living in New York. Throughout its 28 years of existence the Council has advocated a culture of peace, rule of law and international peace. It has been proactive in matters relating to public safety as well as social and cultural initiatives and has formed working relationships with private and public agencies.
This year’s honorees included Chagares S. Lopresto, Supervising Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York; James Tuller, Chief of Transportation of the NYC Police Department; Yvette Tay-Taylor, Assistant Field Office Director, US Customs Immigration Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security; Heidi Nassaucer, Chief of Passenger Operation, JFK International Airport, US Customs Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security; Richie Jan, President, RCJ Construction Services Corp as well as various City of New York Police Department personnel.
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