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10 Outstanding Achievements Made by Indian Americans in 2012

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 28 December 2012, 11:55 Hrs   |    3 Comments
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Satyendra Huja Elected as Mayor of Charlottesville

Satyendra S Huja, a Sikh American was appointed 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.

Huja said only few Sikh Americans reside in the city of Charlottesville,  which is located about115 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’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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Reader's comments(3)
1: Congratulations !!!
Posted by:gkb - 06 Jan, 2013
2: Huja was not elected mayor by public election. He was appointed the position by the city council which he is a member of. Most people in Charlottesville have no idea that he is mayor because he wasn't elected in by the public.
Posted by:chris - 28 Dec, 2012
3: there were many more outstanding achievements.
Posted by:lavanya - 28 Dec, 2012