The Bhutanese Community in Utah (BCU) held its second election of its executive board at a local church in Salt Lake City on January 22.
The five-member board received Bhim Kumari Sapkota, Dharani Adhikari, Hem Dulal, Kumar Acharya and Mukti Bhurtel for an official tenure of maximum two years. Altogether, 12 candidates filed their nominations.
The election proccess was observed by State Refugee Director Gerald Brown, Community Capacity Building Specialist and Community Mentor Joseph Nahas and Director of the Jewish Community Center Andrea.
The election committee chairperson, Tara Acharya, informed Bhutan News Service that over 83 percent of the registered voters participated in the election.
The chief guest Andrea and community members congratulated the elected board members.
The BCU was formed two years ago to facilitate activities to promote and preserve the ethnicity, culture, tradition, religion and build organizational capacity through case management, education, advocacy, mentoring, sports, collaboration and partnership.
It has been working to get every member of the community to achieve self-sufficiency and full integration into the main stream society.
Reported by Khem Kafley from Utah for Bhutan News Service