Topinka Celebrates Asian American Youth Leadership

Comptroller honors 14 young community leaders, organization

CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on honored 14 young Asian American leaders for their commitment to service and community as part of her office’s celebration of Asian American Heritage Month.

Nominated by members of Topinka’s Asian American Advisory Council, the honorees included students and young professionals that have distinguished themselves through service and leadership. Their accomplishments include: overseas mission work; tutoring younger students; volunteering at soup kitchens; working with the developmentally disabled; strengthening Asian American civic and voter engagement; providing language assistance to elders; and academic excellence.

“Our honorees for youth leadership have accomplishments in fields all across the board,” Topinka said. “They have set the stage for a lifetime of service and excellence. Their dedication and ‘go-getter’ attitude is an asset not only for the Asian American community, but our entire state.”

Photo by: Teresa Potasiak