Cambodian American Cultural Center
Community Visioning Process
On September 7, 2021, the Long Beach City Council approved a recommendation for the City Manager to work with community stakeholders to create a vision and feasibility plan for a Cambodian American Cultural Center. The Long Beach City Council has allocated funds to support the planning and outreach efforts for the Cambodian American Cultural Center as part of the City Budget. With the support of Councilmember Suely Saro, the United Cambodian Community, City Fabrick, Lord Cultural Resources, and the City of Long Beach, the Cambodian American Cultural Center Community Steering Committee has begun the visioning process for a Cambodian American Cultural Center that will serve as community hub for local and regional Cambodian/Khmer arts, culture and history.
The first phase of the development of this Cultural Center is to establish an operating vision and feasibility plan, from which the facilities, management, and programming of a Cultural Center will be developed.
The visioning process will be informed through input and facilitation from the United Cambodian Community, City Fabrick, and Lord Cultural Services. The United Cambodian Community and City Fabrick are experienced community engagement organizations that will work with community leaders, a Steering Committee and an Honorary Committee to generate ideas for the operations of the Cambodian American Cultural Center.
The United Cambodian Community and City Fabrick will implement a comprehensive community engagement process, providing a summary of the diverse perspectives of community members. Lord Cultural Services will provide education about the requirements for operating a cultural center and develop a feasibility plan. This community visioning process will take place through monthly meetings, subcommittee meetings, key stakeholder interviews, surveys, community roundtables and events, informational workshops, and site tours, from June 2022 through March 2023.
Community Steering Committee
Meetings and Presentations
CACC Steering Committee Meeting Kick Off, Presentation - June 23, 2022
CACC Steering Committee Meeting No.2, Presentation - September 22, 2022
CACC Steering Committee Meeting No.3, Full Presentation in English and some Khmer - November 17, 2022
CACC Steering Committee Meeting No.3, Select Slides in Khmer - November 17, 2022
Visioning Process Kickoff Event – August 20, 2022
Community Forum – December 14, 2022