Neighborhood Advocate Mitz Lee Recognized for Community Service

Assemblymember Brian Maienschein recently honored community leader and advocate Mitz Lee as the 2016 Woman of the Year for the 77th Assembly District. Lee has lived in San Diego for over 30 years, along with her husband and two sons. She is president and CEO of Alliance for Quality Education, president of Pacific Rim Park, and leads the San Diego 6th Council District’s Neighborhoods First Coalition and the D6 Night Market. She served as vice president and trustee for the San Diego Unified School District’s Board of Education, and was the first Asian/Pacific Islander elected to the board.

“Mitz Lee has played an important role in making our community a better place to live,” said Maienschein. “Her work with neighborhood projects and nonprofit organizations exemplifies the ideals of the Woman of the Year award.”

Lee has previously been recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives, the California Legislature, and city officials. Other awards include the Governor and First Lady’s Service Award and honors from the Military Spouse Business and Professional Network, the Asian Business Association, and Phi Delta Kappa.

“It is an honor to be named the 77th District Woman of the Year,” Lee said. “This award inspires me to help others in the community to go above and beyond the call of duty to make San Diego, the state, and our nation a better place to live.”

Lee received her award during a special ceremony in the Assembly Chambers in Sacramento.