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Seattle-Area Ethnic Chambers of Commerce to host Seattle Police Appreciation Night

Monday evening November 14th at South Seattle Community College, The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the King County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce along with other ethnic chambers from the area are hosting the first Ethnic Chambers’ Police Appreciation Night. The evening will include honoring twelve Seattle Police officers for their work in the community.

 The event will include representatives from throughout the community including Councilmember Tim Burgess, Nick Licata,  the directors of many ethnic chambers of commerce, ethnic community organizations, Seattle Police Department Chief John Diaz and members of his command staff.

 “We often hear and see negative about the Seattle Police in our local media. We wanted to send a clear message to the men and women of the Seattle Police Department, that the communities of color they serve appreciate their hard work, dedication and sacrifice to keep us safe.” Said Mike Sotelo of the King County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 “We want to show our appreciation to the police for their hard work in protecting citizens.  We all rely on the police to keep us safe every day.  But we don’t have much opportunity to voice our thanks to them.” said Lawrence Pang, Executive Director of the Greater Chinese Chamber of Commerce. “We want to do our part in supporting positive relationships between the police and the citizens. We can do this in part by taking the time to say ‘thank you’.”

 In addition to the Chinese Chamber, Hispanic Chamber and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber, supporting ethnic chambers includes those representing African, Indian, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, and Eastern European.

For more information, press only:

Lawrence Pang, 206-406-9886,

Mike Sotelo, 206-713-7300,


For more information on the Greater Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the King County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: