Pradhan, Cutler honored with West Des Moines Chamber citizen awards
Sanjita Pradhan has been named the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Citizen of the Year. The chamber also named Scott Cutler as the Emerging Citizen of the Year. Pradhan, the director of diversity and inclusion at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, has served on the city of West Des Moines’ Human Rights Commission for six years, and has helped launch a civic engagement initiative to educate and empower Asian American communities to learn about their voting rights. A longtime West Des Moines resident with children in the West Des Moines school district, Pradhan also has represented Iowa on the President’s Advisory Commission for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Cutler is the sole member of Cutler Development with more than 15 years of experience with historic renovation, affordable housing and environmental design. According to a news release, Cutler, a West Des Moines native, is in the process of bringing several important projects to the Valley Junction neighborhood. Pradhan and Cutler will be recognized during the annual State of the City and Citizen of the year Luncheon, which will be held in person on June 10, at the Jamie Hurd Amphitheater.