Members of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. Top row (l to r): Commissioner Lynette Finau, Brianne Ramos, and Commissioners Darren Pen, Zer Vue, Lisa Dickinson, and Ty Tufono. Bottom row (l to r): Michael Itti and Commissioners Ka‘imi Sinclair, Lakshmi Gaur, and Tam Dinh. Not present: Commissioners Tashi Khamshitsang, Lori Wada, Didi Cabusao, and Mohan Gurung. • Courtesy Photo
Members of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. Top row (l to r): Commissioner Lynette Finau, Brianne Ramos, and Commissioners Darren Pen, Zer Vue, Lisa Dickinson, and Ty Tufono. Bottom row (l to r): Michael Itti and Commissioners Ka‘imi Sinclair, Lakshmi Gaur, and Tam Dinh. Not present: Commissioners Tashi Khamshitsang, Lori Wada, Didi Cabusao, and Mohan Gurung. • Courtesy Photo

The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) will be holding a public board meeting on January 16 at the Together Center in Redmond.

Members from the Commission and the public will hear from the India Association of Western Washington, Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight & Accountability Committee and the Office of the Education Ombuds to learn about community programs and education issues impacting the Asian Pacific American communities of Washington. Presenters will also address concerns and questions from the community.

The CAPAA Public Board Meeting happens January 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Together Center, Garibaldi Room, 16225 NE 87th Street, Suite A-5, Redmond, WA 98052. Public comment begins at 12:25 p.m.

CAPAA was established by the state Legislature in 1974 to improve the well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) by ensuring their access to participation in the fields of government, business, education, and other areas. It has a board made up of 12-governor appointed members that represent the diverse APA communities of Washington State.

For more information, visit the CAPAA website at www.capaa.wa.gov.

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