在獎狀中表述「休斯敦市政府非常推崇你們對社區之極大貢獻 ，尤其是在我們慶祝亞太及太平洋島族裔月之時， 你們是這個國家的主力， 對於你們在社區之服務表示高度讃賞， 俗語說， 成功不是來自一時， 而是不停的努力， 我們在此向各位致敬。」
這項由市議員柯伯提出之表揚案， 包括有媒體、 醫療、 餐飲及社工各界人士數十人， 這也代表了亞太裔近年來對社會貢獻之肯定， 市長特納特別提到西南亞洲城及國際區所造就之經濟繁榮是本市之楷模。
Houston’s Asian American Pacific Islanders Receive Praise
Today we proudly celebrate “Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.” Community members were publicly praised and awarded an official proclamation from the city at Houston City Hall on Tuesday.
The words on the proclamation stated that, “The City of Houston recognizes you for your tremendous support and contribution to the community. There is no better time than the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to acknowledge that you are a true champion in this great city that we all love. A famous quote goes like this: 'Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.' When you take care of your personal needs, you will be rewarded beyond your greatest expectations.' The City of Houston is very proud of you and we salute you on this special day.”
The proclamation was sponsored by city councilman Michael Kubosh and has been given to people from all walks of life including the areas of media, medcine, restaurants and social work.
Past award recipients have included Hope Clinic, Rogene Calvert, Alice Chan and many business owners.
Mayor Turner also awarded recognitions to many city employees and praised the Asian community for making great contributions to our city.