Apply for the Commission

The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) is currently accepting applications for candidates to serve the diverse Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (ANHPI) constituencies of Washington State.

CAPAA is a small, cabinet-level state agency comprised of three staff and 12 commissioners representing the geographic and cultural diversity of Washington State. Its mission is to improve the well-being of ANHPI’s living by identifying and examining issues impacting them. Its role is to advise the Governor, state legislature, and state agencies on services, programming, and changes to law. Together with staff, Commissioners work in partnership with communities and state leaders to respond to public concerns and bring about positive, long-term solutions to issues impacting ANHPI communities.

Commissioners are appointed by the Governor to serve three-year terms and may serve up to three terms. As part of their duties, they are required to attend public board meetings occurring around the state, report on public engagement activities, and comply with state public disclosure & ethics requirements. Commissioners are also expected to participate in at least one of the following CAPAA committees: Civil Rights & Immigration; Economic Development; Health & Human Services; and Education. Commissioners may also be asked to serve in one or more legislatively mandated state committees, workgroups or task forces, and may be eligible for per diem for participation in public meetings. 

Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26th, 2024 and will be considered on a rolling basis. Please visit Apply to Serve | Governor Jay Inslee (  for information on CAPAA and how to apply.

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