Added Focus on Multicultural Festival

Aug. 3, 2019
| by:
Councilmember Sam Huang

Chandler’s commitment to sustaining an exceptional quality of life is something I valued when I moved to this community 12 years ago. In moving from Taiwan to the United States and experiencing life in other cities, I have learned that the most successful cities are the ones that focus on building a strong sense of community. As a Councilmember, this is a top priority I believe can be accomplished through adding more diverse programming, amenities and events designed to bring people together.

To celebrate our diverse population, I sponsored a budget amendment for $11,000 to support Chandler’s annual Multicultural Festival, which will be held in January 2020. The festival promotes diversity and inclusivity in entertaining and educational ways. This festival has the potential to be a regional draw, and these funds will be used to help promote the event and add an additional stage for entertainment. My amendment calls for $5,000 to be committed on an ongoing basis to continue promotion support for this event.