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Celebration honors Asian American Quality of Life volunteers

Friday, July 29, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

The city is hosting a celebration next week in honor of the volunteers who have been working since January 2015 to gather public input for the Asian American Quality of Life report. Initiated by a City Council resolution in 2013, the report has been many years in the making and is still underway. The information – including demographic data and quality of life indicators, such as health issues and service needs – that has been gathered from surveys and outreach events over the last year and a half will now be used to create a report that will go before the Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission. The commission will then make recommendations to Council about how to improve quality of life for Austin’s Asian Americans. But for now, it’s time to celebrate the more than 500 volunteer hours that have made the report possible. The celebration takes place Monday, Aug. 1, 6 to 8 p.m., in the atrium at City Hall. Mayor Steve Adler will be in attendance.

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