Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Appoints David Imamura to Advisory Board

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center  (HHREC) of White Plains, NY has announced that November to a full two-year term that began in January ’24. He is the first Asian American to serve on the Board of Legislators. Legislator Imamura serves as the Chair of the Saw Mill River Watershed Advisory Board and the BOL’s Law & Major Contracts Committee. He also is a member of the Board’s Housing & Planning, Information Technology & Cybersecurity, and Legislation committees.

 David is committed to creating a Westchester County that is open and affordable to all, particularly in the areas of housing and childcare. He is proud to have assisted with the drafting and passage of the Westchester Immigrant Protection Act and the Westchester Discriminatory Harassment Law. He has been instrumental in supporting the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community by ensuring Eid and Diwali are recognized as official school holidays in numerous districts and advocating across the County for inclusion of AAPI education in curriculums. He has also been widely heralded for his efforts to connect constituents with unclaimed funds residing with the New York State Comptroller’s office.

 ”It is with great pleasure that we welcome David to our Advisory Board,” said Michael Gyory, HHREC Board Chairperson. “He brings a tremendous level of energy and experience to our organization, including working on important human rights issues that impact all of us. We are very excited he will join us to help in our effort to promote education about the Holocaust and human rights at this critically important time.”

 Prior to joining the Board, David served as Chair of the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission, Co-Chair of the Westchester Asian-American Advisory Board, Chair of the Irvington Democratic Committee, the Westchester Human Rights Commission, and the Westchester Complete Count Committee. Legislator Imamura received a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. He is an attorney with experience in New York State election, campaign finance, and voting rights law. In 2022, he literally helped write the book on the latter. David was raised in Irvington, where his parents still live, and where he now resides with his wife and son.

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in White Plains, New York that serves schools, synagogues, colleges, churches, and civic centers in Westchester and the greater Hudson Valley area. The HHREC’s Mission is to enhance the teaching and learning of the lessons of the Holocaust and the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect. HHREC works with teachers and students to help schools fulfill the New York State mandate that the Holocaust and other human rights abuses be included in their curriculum. Since 1994, the HHREC has brought the lessons of the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights violations to more than 3,000 teachers, and through them to thousands of students. Visit, call 914-696-0738, or email for more information.