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, Commissioners will serve on a voluntary basis. Responsibilities as a Commissioner include:

  • Maintaining communication with the community they represent as well as with the Board.
  • Examining and defining issues pertaining to the rights and needs of Asian Pacific Americans.
  • Making recommendations to the Governor and state agencies with respect to desirable changes in program and law.

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. 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.