The Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) announces that it will honor the outstanding community building efforts of Phyllis Campbell and Paul Mar during its 2011 ID Spring Roll.

Phyllis Campbell is the Chair of the Pacific Northwest Division of JP Morgan Chase. Ms. Campbell has also served as CEO at The Seattle Foundation and U.S. Bank of Washington. She currently serves on the board of Alaska Air and Nordstrom, and is Trustee Chair at Seattle University. Phyllis is all about connecting community to business, finding the “heart” that links us all. She has always had a strong sense of social justice, and is driven by the motto that “the more you give, the more you get back: it is an unending cycle.”

Paul Mar is the Director of Real Estate Development for SCIDpda. He was instrumental in the establishment of SCIDpda 30 years ago and worked on the development of the award-winning International District Village Square projects. A well-respected community and regional leader, he sits on several boards and was a 2008 recipient of the Organization of Chinese American Golden Circle Award. Paul’s professional experience includes over 35 years in operational and financial management and planning and administration of large and complex organizations both in the public and private sectors.

Building on the success of the past two years, the 2011 ID Spring Roll celebration will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PDT at Union Station, 605 4th Avenue South in Seattle’s International District. The event will feature culinary samplings from several of Seattle and the International District’s most prestigious restaurants, as well as the annual celebrity Spring Roll Eating Competition. Activities and entertainment will include a live and silent auction, cultural festivities and performances by guitar virtuoso and composer, Angelo V. Pizarro, renowned taiko troupe Inochi Taiko, International School of Martial Arts and DJ Frank I.

Tickets are on sale for the 2011 ID Spring Roll cultural and culinary celebration at www.idspringroll.org. Tickets are $175 for reserved seating and $100 for general admission. Proceeds from the ID Spring Roll will go to help support SCIDpda’s mission to preserve, promote and develop the Seattle Chinatown International District as a vibrant community and unique ethnic neighborhood.

Who is SCIDpda?

Founded in 1975, SCIDpda works collaboratively with a wide variety of partners from community members to government agencies to social service organizations, in order to provide solutions to neighborhood-wide issues. Together, SCIDpda works to make the Seattle Chinatown International District more livable and sustainable for the neighborhood’s 3,000 residents and 5,000 workers. For more information, please visit www.scidpda.org.

 

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