Bruce Harrell is currently Chair of the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee and Vice-Chair of the Transportation Committee on the Seattle City Council. He began his public service in 1980 working for the Seattle City Council. In 1987 he joined US WEST (now QWEST) as Counsel, Senior Attorney, and Chief Counsel, and in 1998 he entered private practice where he served represented children and seniors, employees and employers, affordable housing companies, and small businesses. Recognized in the community for his pro bono work with small businesses, Mr. Harrell served as Chief Legal Advisor to the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund, Chief Legal Advisor to the First A.M.E. Church and First A.M.E. Housing Corporation, and Chief Counsel to US WEST. At the University of Washington, he played under legendary Coach Don James and in 1984 he graduated from the University of Washington’s Law School where he was subsequently elected to the UW Alumni Board of Trustees. Mr. Harrell lives in Seattle with his with his wife, Joanne, and their two kids.
Opening General Session with Keynote Addresses
The Honorable Tomoko Dodo, Acting Consul General , Consulate-General of Japan
The Honorable Bruce Harrell, Seattle City Council
Tom Ikeda, Executive Director, Densho
G.W. Kimura, Ph.D. (Cantab.), President & Chief Executive Officer, Japanese American National Museum
The Honorable Mike Lowry, Former Governor, State of Washington
Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Tim Otani, External Affairs Manager, Union Bank
Seattle Kokon Taiko
Time: 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Topic: General Activity