Political and Community Leaders Sharing Their Successful Stories

Speaker: Conrad Lee

Moderator: Narantsin Kylie Jia

In this session, we will showcase Chinese Americans who have led by their own examples to engage in American civic and political life. Their contribution and exemplary influence will inspire many others to follow their footsteps and contribute more to this great country.

Conrad Lee is Bellevue’s first minority City Council member, the longest continuous serving member of the council and the first mayor (2012 – 2013) of Asian (Chinese) ancestry. The veteran council member also serves on the Association of Washington Cities Federal Board. For many years he was Bellevue’s representative on the National League of Cities, and is a past president of the NLC Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials. In addition, he has been a member of the Economic Development District Board of the Puget Sound Regional Council. Conrad holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan. Born in China, Conrad grew up in Hong Kong and has lived in Bellevue since 1967. He and his wife Winnie live in the Somerset neighborhood, where they raised their two children, Christopher and Jennifer. They have three granddaughters.

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