Celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Hillsborough County, Florida

Celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Hillsborough County, Florida

On June 15, Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, declared with a Proclamation to delcare June 2016 as Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Hillsborough County, celebrating the Tampa Asian American community.

Celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Hillsborough County, Florida
Photo credit: Robert Chen

Asian Americans have been rooted Tampa Bay/Hillsborough County for over 30 years. From Chinese New Year Festivals, PhilFest, Temple Festivals, Vietnamese Markets to Business Workshops and Community outreach – Asian Americans have been an integral part of the Tampa Bay/Hillsborough community.

Together we make a difference in Tampa Bay – Together who enrich Tampa Bay.

In the large Group Photo (front row Left to Right): Mr. Raymond Hu – Principle of Tampa Chinese School, Dr. Maywa Yei – President of Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay Florida, Mr. Larry Nguyen – Vietnamese Community leader, Dr. Thanhmy Nguyen –  Vietnamese Community leader or Board of Director for Asia Fest – AACF, Robert Chen – Hillsborough County Diversity Advisor Council member – Represent Far East Asia, Commissioner Sandra L. Murman – Hillsborough County District 1, Mr. Joey Omila – President of Philipino-American Assoication of Tampa Bay, Ms. Ann P – Miss National Patriot 2015-2016, Mr. Hung Mai – Chairman of Hillsborough County Diversity Advisor Council, Dr. Carolin Wei-Berk – Advisor of Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Tampa, Mr. Chanto Vorasarn – President of the Lao Community in Tampa Bay
(Back row Left to Right): Commissioner Al Higginbotham, Commissioner Victor D. Crist,Commissioner Lesley Miller Jr.,Commissioner Kevin Beckner