The City Council proclaimed Tuesday as Lee Ann Kim Day in the city of San Diego in honor of the former 10News anchor’s 16 years at the helm of the Pacific Arts Movement and Asian Film Festival.
Councilwoman Marti Emerald, a former 10News consumer reporter, said she remembered sitting across the desk from Kim and watching her build the festival from the ground up.
“I just want to say thank you to the city, which has been there from the very beginning,” said Kim, who stepped down earlier this month so she could spend more time with her family, which includes two 10-year-old boys.
“When the film festival was just a dream that I had, the city was the first to step in and has supported our movement every single year for the last 17 years,” Kim said. “Because of that, we have grown this organization to be one of the largest media arts organizations supporting Asian and Asian American film in North America.”
Councilman Chris Cate called her “an inspiration, a mentor to so many people.”
—City News Service
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