A scene from APA Legislative Day 2011. • Courtesy Photo
A scene from APA Legislative Day 2011. • Courtesy Photo

The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) is currently accepting applications for candidates interested in serving on the Commission.

CAPAA serves to improve the well-being of Asian Pacific Americans by ensuring their access to participation in the fields of government, business, education, health, and other areas.

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 the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

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.

CAPAA’s mission is improve the well-being of Asian Pacific Americans by ensuring their access to participation in the fields of government, business, education, and other areas (Chapter 43.117 RCW).

Visit http://capaa.wa.gov/about/board-of-commissioners/ for information on how to apply online. Submit your application by May 4, 2015 to receive consideration for this opening.

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