The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) has an advisory board made up of 12 governor-appointed commissioners representing the state’s diverse Asian Pacific American communities. CAPAA is currently accepting applications for candidates interested in serving on the Commission.
If selected, the individual will help examine and define issues pertaining to the rights and needs of Asian Pacific Americans. Commissioners also make recommendations to the governor and state agencies with respect to desirable changes in program and law.
Commissioners serve on a voluntary basis and have the responsibility to maintain communication with the community they represent as well as to the Board. They are to keep the community and board informed and up to date on issues, legislative activity, and statutes affecting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Commissioner terms are for three years. As part of their duties, commissioners are expected to attend CAPAA’s public board meetings that are held five times a year around the state.
Visit www.capaa.wa.gov/about/board-of-commissioners/ for information on how to apply online. Submit your application by April 29, 2016 to receive consideration for this opening.