City Council Appoints New P&R Commissioner

Wong joins the Parks and Recreation commission

Written by AMY FAN / Published May 18, 2012 (ONLINE ONLY) 

The city council has named Matthew Wong as the newest Parks and Recreation commissioner.

Mr. Wong, 22, is the founder and executive director of this publication, as well as a recent former candidate for the Temple City Board of Education.

The appointment was confirmed by a 3-2 vote, with Councilmembers Carl Blum and Tom Chavez dissenting, during a special city council meeting on January 3, 2012.

Mr. Wong fills the seat of former commissioner Andrea Olivas, who stepped down earlier last year. His term ends in June 2013, unless he is re-appointed to the position.

The recruitment process took place in late 2011, which ended with interviews conducted by Councilmembers Blum and Vincent Yu.

Both Mr. Blum and Mr. Yu later recommended three applicants. All three were considered by the city council.

Mr. Wong’s official swearing in was delayed to following city council meeting due to the City Clerk’s absence.

His first meeting is scheduled for January 18. He will serve alongside of Dan Arrighi, Nanette Fish, Peggy Miller, and Pamela Vigil.

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