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February 19, 2013 > Dr. Raj Salwan recognized for community action

Dr. Raj Salwan recognized for community action

Submitted By Human Relations Commission

Dr. Raj Salwan was recently recognized by the Fremont Human Relations Commission (HRC) and the City Council for his activism and leadership in the community. The Human Relations Commission has a long history of recognizing citizens who have made outstanding contributions in the pursuit equality and human rights for all citizens. Nominated by Assembly Member Bob Wicowski, who says, "Raj's leadership, devotion to public service and volunteerism has made its mark on Fremont. He embodies service above self."

Dr. Salwan not only currently serves on the Fremont City Council but also holds the position of Chairman of the Board of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, where he advocates for the business community. He also serves as the Chair of the Tri-City Democratic Forum and is on the board of two non-profits, Abode serving the homeless and Kidango which supports children and families.

Dr. Salwan is a product of Fremont schools and a second generation veterinarian. He completed his bachelor's degree in three years and went straight to Veterinary school where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian of his class. He is the recipient of a prestigious award from the American Animal Hospital Association for Excellence in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. He was also honored in receiving the Merck Award for four consecutive years.

Dr. Salwan is a columnist and writes for newspapers in the Bay Area. As a former member of the Planning Commission and Chair of the Human Relations Commission, Dr. Salwan has been proactive in all aspects of the community. He reaches out to unengaged communities and encourages them to register to vote, participate in political debates and become more active in the community. He believes that diversity is Fremont's greatest strength.

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