Satyendra Huja Elected as Mayor of Charlottesville
Bangalore: Satyendra S Huja, a Sikh American has been elected as mayor of historic city of Charlottesville, Virginia. He was chosen by the five-member city council unanimously and would be serving the council for three years.
In the year 2007, Satyendra S Huja was elected to serve the Charlottesville City Council and reelected in November 2011.
Huja said only few Sikh Americans reside in the city of Charlottesville, which is located about 115 miles from Washington and he also added that the Asian Americans in the city contribute to a population of just four percent in the city.
Huja served as the director of strategic planning for Charlottesville for six years. Prior to that he was also the director of planning and community development for the city for 25 years.
Huja also teaches urban Planning courses in the school of architecture at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Huja’s focus areas at the council were Energy conservation, downtown revitalization and historic preservation.
Huja was born in Kohat and in the year 1960, when he was 19 years old, he shifted to US, for further studies. He completed his undergraduate degree in urban planning from Cornell University and Masters Degree in the same subject from Michigan State University.
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