I got this e-mail yesterday about a post office dedication for San Gabriel’s first Asian mayor.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff announced that the San Gabriel Post Office will be named after former San Gabriel Mayor, Chi Mui at a dedication ceremony at the post office on Saturday, October 25, 2008. Rep. Schiff authored the legislation (H.R. 5477) to pay tribute to former Mayor Mui by naming the post office after him, and it was signed into law by the President in August. A search by the Congressional Research Service indicates this may be the first post office in the nation named for a Chinese American.
“Chi Mui was a well-respected and dedicated leader in San Gabriel and I am excited to take part in this dedication ceremony,” said Schiff. “October 25th will be a proud day for former Mayor Mui’s family and the entire San Gabriel community.”
Who: Rep. Schiff, former Mayor Mui’s wife Betty, and other community leaders.
What: Dedication Ceremony naming the Post Office after former Mayor Chi Mui
When: Saturday, October 25, from 10:00-11:30am
Where: San Gabriel Post Office — 120 S Del Mar Ave.
Mayor Mui spent a lifetime bettering his community as a volunteer and public servant. Mayor Mui passed away on April 27, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. The bill was cosponsored by nearly every member of the California House Delegation.