August 24, 2015:  Election for the new President of the Lao American Association of Illinois, Inc. was formally held yesterday at the Elgin Gail Borden Library.  Representatives from several Lao organizations throughout the state were in attendance and took part of this election.  Three individuals were nominated for the position: Chin Keomuongchanh – Elgin, Tom Phathong – Plainfield, and Khammeuang Phetsavanh – Rockford.

As the final votes counted, Chin Keomuongchanh was elected as the new President of the Lao American Association of Illinois, Inc. He graciously accepted his new position and thanked voters and organizational leaders for their trust and confidence in his new leadership role.  The formal acceptance ceremony is to be determined.