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On Thursday, October 27, Coppell City Council Members Cliff Long, Marvin Franklin and Mark Hill were presented the “Best Supporting City Award for 2016” at the annual 2016 Korean American Coalition DFW Chapter (KAC-DFW) banquet. The KAC-DFW banquet theme was “Unforgotten Heroes” and the event honored Korean War veterans for their selfless sacrifice in liberating Korea in 1950s.
The award was presented by KAC-DFW president John Jun to the City of Coppell for the city’s outstanding open door policy and for providing the Korean community with an exemplary quality of life. The award selection was based on the city’s mission geared toward a family environment, which made Coppell the overall best place to live and raise their families.
“The City of Coppell has shown an open door policy to the Korean community, from the Mayor all the way down to every level/department within the city,” said KAC-DFW President John Jun.
“We received a grand applause from the other cities in attendance,” said City Council member Marvin Franklin who presented the award to Mayor Karen Hunt at the November 8 city council meeting. “I’m sure we will have a place of honor for this award,” said Mayor Hunt.
Established in 1983, The Korean American Coalition (KAC) is a non-profit, non-partisan, nationwide community advocacy organization. KAC has a mission and vision to facilitate the Korean American community’s participation in civic, legislative, and community affairs. KAC encourage the Korean community to contribute and be an integral part of American society. A few objectives KAC sets out to accomplish in its community are: Articulating community concerns and interests within the Korean community; Promoting and advocating civil and civic rights and legislative awareness; Maintaining open communication and collaborating with other racial and ethnic organizations and community.
KAC is also a viable working organization composed of first, second, and third generation Korean Americans that implement leadership development programs that encourage Korean American students to become active in leadership roles in their community’s and civic affairs. To learn more about the Korean American Coalition of DFW, visit this organization at http://www.kacdfw.com/ .
Coppell City Council members Cliff Long, Marvin Franklin and Mark Hill were presented “Best Supporting City Award for 2016” by KAC Chair Dr. Sunhee Hong and Korea War veterans in attendance.