Chief Minister of Nepal visits Lake Forest Park

Thursday, November 14, 2019

From left: Robin Roat LFP Rotary President, Mayor Jeff Johnson, Minister Gurung, LFP Police Chief Mike Harden, LFP City Administrator Phillip Hill.

Text and photos by Wayne Pridemore

The Chief Minster of Nepal, Prithvi Subba Gurung, visited Lake Forest Park on Wednesday November 13, 2019. 

Minister Prithvi Gurung and Mayor Jeff Johnson

He lunched with Mayor Jeff Johnson and Lake Forest Park Rotary president Robin Roat at the Everest Kitchen restaurant. The Town Center restaurant is owned by Mohan Gurung (not related), who served as host for the event. 

Minister Prithvi S Gurung, left, and Mohan Gurung
owner of the Everest Kitchen and president of the
Nepal Seattle Society

Mohan Gurung is the president of the Nepal Seattle Society. The Everest Kitchen is a family style establishment featuring wholesome food cuisine from the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India, and Tibet.

Chief Minister Prithvi S Gurung, age 61, took his oath of office on February 16, 2018. He is also currently a province assembly member of Gandaki Pardesh, a province in western Nepal. In his political past he has served as governor of Baburam Kunwar province and Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation. Lake Forest Park Mayor Jeff Johnson, elected in 2015, was raised in Mountlake Terrace and is a long time local resident. 

From left: Toshiko Hasegawa, CAPPA Executive Director; Robin Roat, LFP Rotary President; Rosa Mai, CAPPA Project Manager.

Also attending the lunch were members of Lake Forest Park staff, Asian Council staff, as well as the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPPA) executive director Toshiko Hasegawa.


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