Arcadia City council member Eileen Wang has been awarded the 2024 United States Congressional Women’s Award.”

Arcadia, California, April 19, 2024 – Arcadia City Council Member Eileen Wang received the 2024 Congressional Women’s Award from US Congresswoman Judy Chu from the US Congress 28th District.

At the 2024 Congressional Women’s Award Ceremony, US Congresswoman Judy Chu stated that such award ceremonies are held annually, and women play an indispensable and important role in the workforce. Women never ask for recognition, but hosting these events for 14 years is an acknowledgment of the outstanding women who drive progress and change in the San Gabriel Valley region.

Receiving the US Congress Annual Women’s Award, South Arcadia City Council Member Eileen Wang said, “It is an honor to represent the Arcadia community in this capacity. I am passionate about our community and committed to making it the best it can be. It is inspiring to see women come together with shared goals, prioritizing our community. We will work together to create a brighter, more inclusive future for everyone.”

Eileen Wang has been dedicated to serving the community for 15 years, showing exceptional involvement in various social groups, with excellent fundraising abilities and advocacy for public safety. In 2022, she was elected as an Arcadia City Council Member.

In 2022, Eileen Wang began her first campaign for city council, advocating for the community and hoping to have a greater impact on Arcadia’s future. She became the first Chinese-American female council member in Arcadia’s 120-year history, marking a historic moment as the Arcadia City Council became female-majority for the first time. After Eileen Wang was elected, she began to take action, organizing a memorial concert for the victims of the Monterey Park mass shooting and providing mental health resources to support the victims’ families, helping the community cope with the tragedy. She currently serves on the Arcadia City Health Committee and South Arcadia Hospital of the University of Southern California, making health education more accessible to the entire community. In addition, Council Member Eileen Wang hosts community dialogues to discuss issues important to her constituents and maintains regular positive interactions with the community.

Council Member Eileen Wang consistently promotes collaboration across sectors from schools to businesses. She has been a member of organizations such as the Arcadia Rotary Club, the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, the Arcadia Lions Club, and the Arcadia High School Chinese Parent Club. From 2008 to 2010, she served on the Camino Grove Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association. In 2012, she took the lead in organizing a local community watch program in Arcadia. From 2018 to 2023, she served as President of the Chinese American Chamber of Commerce in California, providing significant social services and donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, she founded the America Can Change Everything Foundation, which played a key role in supporting local children and their families.

With a deep passion for education, Council Member Wang has been providing tutorial services in Arcadia for over 15 years. She believes that quality education is essential for the continued success of individuals, their descendants, and the broader community.

Guests attending the award ceremony included Chairman Cai Chenghua of the Chinese-American Federation of Southern California, Co-Chairman Xu Xiaofeng, entrepreneur and philanthropist Guo Lan, Arcadia District 3 resident Franklin Feng, District 3 resident Frank Feng, District 5 resident Ringo Suen, and Chinese-American director Sun Yao Ning. Also present were Arcadia Mayor April Verlato, Vice Mayor Dr. Gall Qing, former mayor and current city council member Attorney Paul Cheng, and Council Member Mimi Quang, all attending to support Council Member Eileen Wang’s award.

Former Mayor of Monterey Park, Lam Tak Chien, composed a poem for Eileen Wang: “Just after the spring thunder, joyous events follow. Hearing of Council Member Wang’s nomination is indeed a joy. Today’s women, the backbone of the nation, serve the people, bringing glory and honor, the pride of the Chinese people.”

The award ceremony was held at the Arcadia Community Center, with the Arcadia City Council in attendance to congratulate Council Member Eileen Wang on her award. In its 14th year, the award recognizes women nominated from their respective cities and communities in the San Gabriel Valley for their significant contributions to the community.