The Bhutanese Community in Utah (BCU) elected mostly young leaders for the seven-membered board of directors for a two years term this Saturday, December 24, through an election held at a local LDS church in Salt Lake city, Utah.
According to a press statement issued by the election committee, Bhim Kumari Sapkota, Chudamuni Dulal, Dina Rizal, Harka Biswa, Kedar Dhakal, Mukti Bhurtel and Yogesh have been elected to the board of directors.
“The election was held from 9am to 4pm local time, where 553 persons cast their votes,” Tara Acharya, who chaired the election committee said.
It is learnt that the election committee also provided early voting opportunity on Friday to allow maximum members to avail themselves for vote considering their job schedules and other situations.
The newly elected youths vowed to work hard for better addressing the community and organizational issues.
The election held in a free and fair atmosphere was observed by Gerald Brown, Director and Joseph Nahas, the Community Capacity Building Specialist from the State Refugee Office, claimed the statement.