Asian American Community Leadership Awards

The Cook County State's Attorney's Office Community Leadership Awards Ceremony is held in conjunction with the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Reception. The Community Leadership Award honors the accomplishments of an outstanding individual in the Asian Pacific American Community who has demonstrated a commitment to the prevention of crime and the care of crime victims.

In addition, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office has incorporated an essay contest in celebration and recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The essay contest reflects the State's Attorney's objective to encourage students to consider working in public service and to possibly one day join the office as an Assistant State's Attorney.

PAST ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS

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
Remedios Runo