PACE is proud to announce that our Vice President & COO, Rachelle Arizmendi will be awarded the NAAAP 100 Award on August 24, 2019 at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Leadership Convention, presented by NAAAP, is for those who want to push the boundaries of what it means to lead. People from all professional and cultural backgrounds are welcome to come connect with and be inspired by unconventional leaders, visionaries, and disruptors.
In 2008, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) established a program to recognize exemplary leaders in the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The NAAAP100 award is granted annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to their profession and the AAPI community. Previous award winners include the late Senator Daniel Inouye, MailChimp CEO Ben Chestnut, Superbowl MVP Hines Ward, and poet Li-Young Lee.
In 2014, Rachelle Arizmendi became the first person and woman of color to be elected to the City of Sierra Madre City Council in California. She was selected by her colleagues to serve as Mayor in 2017 and was recently re-elected to her second term.
Rachelle is a CA Governor Appointee on the California Department of Food & Agriculture Board, Board President of the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, and Board Member/Governance Committee Chair of the National Coalition of Asian Pacific Association of Community Development. She represents Sierra Madre on the Foothill Workforce Development Policy Board, serves as an Advisory Member of the South Coast AQMD Local Government & Small Business Assistance Advisory group, and is a Board Member on the League of California’s Cities (LOCC) Women’s Caucus. Past leadership positions include Board Member of LOCC, Board Member of LOCC’s Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus, and CA Governor Appointee to the State Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention. Read More >>