MEET JASON DHING
Jason has been active in the Monterey Park community for more than 20 years. Currently, he serves as a Trustee on the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Board and President of the Monterey Park Lions Club. He had also served as President and Treasurer of the Mark Keppel High School PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association).
Born and raised in Sarawak, Malaysia, Jason came to the United States in 1990 to pursue an electrical engineering degree at Southern Illinois University. Upon graduation, he started working for a computer manufacturing company in San Jose, California. As he moved up in his professional career, he started working for Fortune 500 companies, like Countrywide Funding, Fox Sports Network, NASA/JPL and numerous dotcom companies. In 2003, after leaving one of the dotcom companies, Jason established his own IT consultant company and has been self-employed ever since.
Jason caught the community volunteerism bug when he first chaperoned his daughter’s kindergarten class field trip to the California Science Center. He then started volunteering in the classroom and PTA. Jason worked bake-sales, Scholastic Book Fairs and chaperoned more field trips when both his daughters were at Monterey Highlands Elementary School.
When Jason’s daughters attended Mark Keppel High School, he started getting involved with the Mark Keppel PTSA and Mark Keppel Alliance, first taking the position of Technology Chair, then Treasurer and finally the President of the PTSA. Even after his daughters graduated from Mark Keppel and went off to college, he continued volunteering at the Keppel football concession stand, and other PTSA fundraising events and subcommittees as an alumni parent. He is still an Honorary Member of the Mark Keppel Alliance for his continuous support and commitment to the school organization with its fundraising efforts and events.
After fulfilling his term as President of Mark Keppel PTSA, Jason turned to his beloved city of Monterey Park looking for more opportunities to volunteer. He found this opportunity in the Library, where he had spent countless hours reading books and attending library events with his daughters when they were young. In 2016, he was unanimously nominated by the Monterey Park City Council to be one of the Library Board of Trustees, and is currently serving his second and final term on the Board. As a Trustee, he has pushed for purchase of Chrome laptops to be rented out to patrons at the library, 3-D printing, eBooks and numerous other technological advancements to bring the library into the 21st century.
Jason joined the Monterey Park Lions Club in 2016 and participates in the many events the Lions Club sponsors; like free eye exams for school children at six different elementary schools in Monterey Park, Fire Service Day where a pancake breakfast fundraiser is served with an opportunity for a free eye check up through the Lions International Eye Mobile. After being an active member for a few years, Jason became the Club President in 2019.
Jason is an active member of the Monterey Park Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). He has gone on ride-alongs with the Monterey Park Police Department and has completed the 11-week Citizens’ Academy course. Jason volunteers for both organizations whenever there is a need for assistance. He believes in supporting his community in any way he can.
Jason hopes to bring his business acumen, technological expertise and his spirit of volunteerism and community to his beloved city through the November elections. So join the Monterey Park parents and residents in voting for Jason Dhing for City Council representing District 1!