Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and the California State Assembly honored Ellen Ahn as the 65th Assembly District Woman of the Year during a ceremony held in Sacramento on March 5.
“Ellen Ahn has been exceptionally talented in bringing valuable resources to Orange County, and especially to the Korean American community,” said Quirk-Silva, “She has started from small, grassroots organizing to large-scale community organizing in order to provide people with a myriad of resources. She is a living example of a leader that gets results.”
Ahn has served as the Executive Director of the Korean Community Services (KCS), since 1998 and has led the growth of the agency from a small group of five employees to over ninety strong.
Today, KCS is a vibrant and dynamic multi-service community-based organization which provides health, educational, immigration, legal and social service programs to over 2,000 people per year through service centers located in several OC cities, including Fullerton.
A Fullerton resident for over 20 years, Ellen Ahn has also been very involved with many local non-profit organizations which help to strengthen the community, including OC Human Relations.
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