Darren Pen

Commissioner Pen resides in Tacoma, Washington. He is the South End Tacoma Community Mobilization Specialist for the Safe Streets Campaign. He has served as the President of the Khmer Community of Tacoma and is the founder of the International Communities Organization of Cambodia. He’s been awarded the following: City of Destiny Awards from the City of Tacoma, the Local Hero Award from Bank of America, the City of Tacoma’s Human Rights, Human Services’ Achievement Award and the 20 People in the New Century to Watch.

Commissioner Pen has served on various boards including: the Mercy Housing Northwest, the Khmer Development Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the Food Bank of Pierce County, the Khmer Community of Tacoma, the Central Neighborhood Councils and Citizens Recognition Committee for City of Tacoma, United Nations Association of Cambodia, Seattle and Habitat for Humanity in Pierce County.

Commissioner Pen received a Theology Certificate from the North American Evangelism Division Institute, and received a Laws of the Public Policing Process Certificate from The Leadership Institute, Arlington, VA. He is alum of the American Leadership Forum Class XII and a graduate from the Nang Chan Medical School and University of Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia. He has three children: Krischel, Michael and Samuel.

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