Duluth, July 16, 2021 – The annual GAT 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia-Awards Gala returns to stage with a record attendance turnout. Over 250 participants represents the AAPI community, business, non-profits groups participated in the event. The gala was in hiatus in 2020 due to COV-19 pandemic restrictions.
The event's guest of honor was Carolyn Bourdeaux, US House of Representative (District-7). Dignitaries included the Pak Andre Omer Siregar, Consul General of Indonesia, Elliot Wang, Director General of Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Atlanta, Mamoru Fukunaga, Deputy Consul General of Japan, Douglas Hooker, Executive Director of Atlanta Regional Commission.
“I am encouraged with the support from the AAPI community and our sponsors to host this year's in-person event. I believe the general public are eager to come out from the pandemic lockdown,” said Li Wong, Publisher of Georgia Asian Times.
This year's honorees featured 15 women and 10 men selected by an open online nominations. Over 250 nominations were submitted for this year's and the selection was vetted down to 25.
Judge Carla Wong McMillan delivered a video keynote message for the event. Representative Carolyn Bourdeaux provided an opening remark as the guest of honor.
Online nomination for next year's GAT 25 is expected to open by January 2022. The online link will be available on GAT's website and social media platforms.
Images for the 2021 GAT Awards are available on GAT's website and FaceBook.