On January 25th, the Southwest and International Management Districts organized a dinner in honor of Houston’s Chief of Police Art Acevedo held at Ocean Palace Restaurant located in the International Management District and title sponsored by East West Bank. The dinner brought together nearly 500 people representing the vibrant diversity within the professional Asian Pacific American, South Asian, and Muslim communities. These communities came together to give a Texas-size welcome to Houston’s “Top Cop” and over fifty classified and civilian members of the Houston Police Department. The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston donated two tables for HPD.
Alice Lee, Executive Director of the Southwest Management District, served as the Mistress of Ceremony and prominent figures across the represented communities delivered welcomes and words of commendation. Some of those figures present were: Wea Lee, Chairman of the International District; Kenneth Li, Chairman of the Southwest District; Alex Chang of East West Bank; Jagdip Ahluwalia of IACC; Honorable Martha Wong, former Houston City Council Member and former State Representative; Judge Theresa Chang, Harris County Civil Court at Law #2; City Council Member Brenda Stardig, Chair of the Council’s Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee; City Council Member Steve Le of District F; Honorable Randy Sim, Council Member of Southside Place and recently relieved Mayor Pro-Tem; Honorable Nghi Ho, Former Trustee of the Alief Independent School Board for many terms; Magistrate Judge Aneeta Jamal; and Former Council Member and former Harris County Sheriff, Adrian Garcia, along with many others. Board Chairs and members of the Southwest, International, and Brays Oaks Management Districts presented Chief Acevedo with an engraved gift and a large floral arrangement.