Yongki Kim is President of Legal Protection Committee, Gangwon-dongbu Branch Council and Housing Assistance Commission. He is committed to supporting the social rehabilitation and independence of those under legal protection for a safe Korea. With a firm national perspective and a strong sense of mission, he contributes to the Gangwon community crime prevention and legal protection welfare project and social contribution projects to lay the foundation for the independence of the protected persons.
In June 2023, he was appointed as a member of the Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province Council of the National Unity Committee directly under the President.
He graduated from Gangneung High School, received a PhD in architectural engineering from Hongik University, and served as an adjunct professor at Hongik University. He is a former member of the Gangwon Provincial Architectural Association’s Education Committee and Development Committee, current member of the Clean & Green Jury, Chairman of the Ministry of Justice’s Housing Support Review Committee, Advisory Board Member of ARCHI WORLD, Advisory Board Member of PowerKorea, and Advisory Board Member of Gangneung Tourism Promotion Association.
He also stood alongside winners of the 2023 Korea Innovative Company & People Awards in social contribution category. He has received awards and commendation plaques from the Ministry of Justice’s Legal Protection Committee, been selected as a Hope Lighthouse company, and received plaques and certificates, and is actively engaged in social contribution projects.
Various volunteer activities to help those under legal protection settle into a healthy society
Continuous volunteer donations for a healthy welfare society
He organized sycamore weddings in 2021 and 2022 to help legal welfare recipients settle into a healthy society, and donated handmade log chairs to commemorate the opening of the headquarters building. He donated money to the legal defense project every year, donated money to the legal defense project in 2023, and expanded the donation of goods such as daily necessities to the living quarters.
He worked closely to finalize the budget allocation of 25 billion won over five years, which was promoted as the 20th presidential pledge. He also introduced the conditional parole system of protective custody combined with medium sentences to protect people’s lives and promote safety in 8 organizations under the Korea Rehabilitation Agency.
He (CEO of Kirin Architects, former adjunct professor at Hongik University, advisory board member of Architecture World) said, “With a firm national perspective and a strong sense of mission, I will devote myself to the development of a safe Korea by realizing architectural projects to prevent crime, building urban spaces for communities that are safe from crime, and providing living, family, employment, and counseling support to realize a healthy and welfare society.”
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