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File #: 16-4387    Version: 1 Name: BERNARDA “BERNIE” WONG
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 7/11/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 8/3/2016 Final action: 6/6/2017
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE RETIREMENT OF BERNARDA "BERNIE" WONG AS PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE CHINESE AMERICAN SERVICE LEAGUE WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Bernarda "Bernie" Wong is retiring as the President & CEO of the Chinese American Service League; and WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong was born and raised in Hong Kong and came to the United States in 1962 to get her degree in social work from Blair Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa; and WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong completed her master's degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis in 1968; and WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong worked as a social worker in Chicago's Chinatown community; and WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong and a small group of dedicated Chinese American friends came together to bridge the gap in services for Chinese Americans in Chicago and formed the Chinese American Service League in 1978; and WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong bec...
Sponsors: JOHN P. DALEY, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE RETIREMENT OF BERNARDA "BERNIE" WONG AS PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE CHINESE AMERICAN SERVICE LEAGUE

WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Bernarda "Bernie" Wong is retiring as the President & CEO of the Chinese American Service League; and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong was born and raised in Hong Kong and came to the United States in 1962 to get her degree in social work from Blair Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong completed her master's degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis in 1968; and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong worked as a social worker in Chicago's Chinatown community; and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong and a small group of dedicated Chinese American friends came together to bridge the gap in services for Chinese Americans in Chicago and formed the Chinese American Service League in 1978; and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong became President and CEO of the Chinese American Service League; and

WHEREAS, under the leadership of Bernarda "Bernie" Wong, the Chinese American Service League has become the largest, most comprehensive, social service agency in the Midwest dedicated to serving the needs of Chinese Americans; and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong was instrumental in growing the Chinese American Service League into an organization with 500 multilingual and multicultural staffers that offers vital physical, economic, mental and social support services; and

WHEREAS, the hard work and dedication of Bernarda "Bernie" Wong has helped numerous Chinese American Service League clients become thriving members of the greater Chicago Community and productive members of society; therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby extend its warmest wishes and congratulations to Bernarda "Bernie" Wong on the occasion of her retirement, and join all who have had the pleasure of...

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