The Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs has an advisory board consisting of twelve governor-appointed commissioners representing the state’s diverse Asian Pacific American communities. In making such appointments, the governor shall give due consideration to recommendations submitted to him or her by the commission (RCW 43.117.040). The governor may also consider nominations of members made by the various Asian Pacific American organizations in the state. The governor shall consider nominations for membership based upon maintaining a balanced distribution of Asian-ethnic, geographic, sex, age, and occupational representation, where practicable.
Commissioners serve a three-year term and attend five commission meetings per year. They build relationships in their community and work to find solutions by hosting community meetings, supporting coalitions, serving on committees, examining issues, and advising decision-makers.
If you are interested in serving on the Commission, you may apply at any time, regardless of whether there is a current or upcoming vacancy, as vacancies may occur throughout the year.