The former vp of public affairs defeats Michelle Amano
The JACL’s National Council on July 21 elected Jeffrey Moy during its National Convention to serve as the organization’s national president for the 2018-20 biennium, defeating Michelle Amano in the convention’s only contested race.
Moy had served as vp for public affairs; Amano had served as vp of general operations.
Asked by the Pacific Citizen about his plans as JACL’s new national president, Moy said, “As I talked about in my campaign, I think we’re in a place where we’re looking to make some potentially larger changes.
I don’t want to just be looking at day-to-day issues that we deal with, I want to look at the bigger picture and work together with the rest of the board and obviously at our membership as a whole to think about how we can continue the advocacy work that we do.”
Also elected were Kota Mizutani (National Youth/Student Council chair), Haruka Roudebush (VP, Membership and Services), Matt Farrells (VP, Planning and Development), Sarah Baker (VP, Public Affairs) and James Kirihara (VP, Secretary/Treasurer). All ran unopposed.
There were no candidates for the positions of national vp for general operations and National Youth/Student Council representative.