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File #: RES 22-759    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/11/2022
Title: Celebrating community leader Leng B. Wong’s 70th birthday and achievements.
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Celebrating community leader Leng B. Wong’s 70th birthday and achievements.

Whereas, Leng B. Wong was born in Laos on May 13, 1947; and

Whereas, Mr. Wong served as an Officer in the Royal Lao Army from 1961-1965 and 1969-1975 in the following positions: Battalion Chief of S-1; Brigade Deputy Chief of S-4; Forward Air Guider; Field Liaison Officer; Operations Assistant to U.S. Military Advisors/Personnel; Translator/Interpreter; and English Teacher; and

Whereas, Mr. Wong graduated from Lycee Somboon Vientiane, Laos in 1969 and started his military training with the United States CIA in the Basic Special Guerilla Unit in 1969, Advanced Special Guerilla Unit Training in 1970, and Forward Air Guider in 1971; and

Whereas, In addition to Mr. Wong’s military service, he provided clerical support to the United States International Voluntary Service Agency (IVS) in Vientiane, Laos; and

Whereas, Mr. Wong was admitted to the United States as a refugee in January 1976 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1984; and

Whereas, In 1985, Mr. Wong attended National College in St. Paul, Minnesota in Business Administration; and

Whereas, Mr. Wong made great contributions and strides in the new Southeast Asian American community from 1977 to 1980 working as an Information Referral Worker for Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota to help secure sponsors for refugees, facilitate cross-cultural workshops and orientation for service providers and the general public; and

Whereas, From 1980 to 2010, Mr. Wong committed to public service and served the Minnesota State Department of Health and Human Services as a Special Population Coordinator, Community Services Program Specialist, and Income Maintenance Program Advisor to coordinate, identify, assess, and develop recommendations on policy issues related to housing, legal, health, education, welfare, and employment impacting the immigrant and refugee communities; and

Whereas, Mr. Wong also contributed many decades to ...

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