PTE-HOPE, INC. MEET & GREET HONORABLE CHULA VISTA MAYOR MARY CASILLAS – SALAS & HOWARD OU, REP., OFFICE OF CONGRESS PETERS
BY MARISSA ACIERTO l SCCPRESS.COM
NATIONAL CITY, CA — On March 22, 2015 in the later afternoon on a Sunday monthly meeting at Point Point Joint Restaurant,
916 E 8th Street, a highlighted featured of a Meet & Greet for members and guests to honor the first Latina and Mexican American for the City of Chula Vista.
Although an upheaval of heated controversy about the amidst process of the selection of the appointment of the newly appointed Chula Vista City Councilmember Steve Miesen. Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas – Salas demonstrated bipartisan and diverse leadership which emulated when she recommended Filipino American Jason Paguio and Steve Miesen.
During the meet, she advocated for diversity in the council and in the workforce. Mayor Salas said, “I am going to try to outreach to other communities too.”
Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas shared her vision of economic growth in the City of Chula Vista community and encourages many diverse residents of Chula Vista to apply for volunteer positions too such as commissioners and boards. Mayor Casillas-Salas indicated that is what got her started and foot wet before she got into public office. It helped her to understand the needs of the community.
Howard Ou, a new representative for Congressman Scott Peters office, shared that the Congressman embraces diversity and that the he would like to hear any issues and concerns too. Congressman Scott Peters is working diligently with the Asian Pacific Petition group (APP) which advocates for National Security with the South China Sea, Human Rights and other pertinent concerned issues in the community in particular Vietnam, the Philippines and other neighboring API communities.
Co-founder, Lydia Loristo commented and advocated for Edna Concepcion, Cheryl Daen-White, etc. who are Chula Vista residents for selections to boards and commissioners. Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas-Salas happily encourages them to apply.
The day ended with Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas-Salas surprising the group that it was her birthday and would soon be celebrated with her family and friends in the early evening.
PTE-HOPE, Inc. graciously thanked Honorable Mayor Mary Casillas-Salas and wished her a “Happy Birthday” too.
PTE-HOPE, Inc. (Pagasa-Tumainisha-Esperanza) is a non-profit diversity group since 2006 who’s mission statement focuses on multicultural diversity and cultural understanding.
Upcoming projects are for eligibility to get an affordable computer for $55 dollars with Cox Communication and other eligibility guidelines (deadline ending April 8th). A. Diversity Mixer on April 28th, at Gordon Biersch in Mission Valley from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. A multicultural festival will be upcoming on May 23rd, 2015 on a Saturday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Bonita-Sunnyside Branch, San Diego County Library supported by Supervisor Greg Cox and Supervisor Dave Roberts, County of San Diego Board of Supervisors, Friends of Bonita-Sunnyside and San Diego County Library and many more.
COURTESY PHOTO BY SCCPRESS.COM
PHOTO: Honorable Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas-Salas; Howard Ou, Rep., Office of Congressman Scott Peters; M. Acierto; Lydia Duro, R.N., Treasurer; Mateo R. Camarillo, President; Dr. Maxine Sherard, Vice President; Maria Labastida; Cely Butalid; Max Tan; Lydia Loristo; Charito Grace; Alfredo Grace; Eddie Enriquez; Lan Jefferson; Mel Marin; Belen Sanchez; Rep., Office of Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas-Salas.
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