September Public Board Meeting

The Commission will convene its September Public Board Meeting on Saturday, September 12, from 10 AM – 12 PM. Based on guidance from the Department of Health related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, the meeting will be held remotely via Zoom video conference call. A dial-in option will also be available for those who are unable to access the meeting electronically.

A meeting agenda can be accessed online at

Agenda highlights include:

  • Introduction of newly appointed Commissioners: Julio Diaz, Ping Ping, and Toka Valu (10:00)
  • Board Elections (Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Committee Chairs) (10:45)
  • Public Comment (11:15)
  • Executive Director’s Report (11:35)
The link to participate and dial-in information will be available along with the meeting materials to the general public on CAPAA’s website prior to the meeting. Members of the public wishing to provide public comment may contact Project Coordinator Brenda O’Brien at <> with the following information: name, phone number, e-mail address, and affiliated organization.

Asian Community Statewide
Listening Forum Report Back

On July 27th, CAPAA partnered with APIC-WA to hold a statewide listening forum for the Asian community to share their experiences, concerns, and needs relating to social support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information gathered was summarized with recommendations on what is needed to successfully move through this recovery period.

Access the full report to the Safe Start Advisory Group here:

To learn more about the Governor’s Safe Start Advisory Group, please visit:

NOTE: Due to the critical COVID-19 impact on the Pacific Islander community, a separate Listening Session is scheduled by the Washington State Pacific Islander COVID-19 Taskforce. For details, please contact

Job Opportunity: ESD Bilingual
Unemployment Insurance Specialists

The Employment Security Department is seeking full time, non-permanent Unemployment Insurance Intake Specialists  to assist unemployed workers with their benefits claims. If you can speak, read and write fluently in any of these languages, we strongly encourage you to apply:

Marshallese • Chuukese • Korean • Vietnamese • Spanish • Russian • Ukrainian • Somali

Applications are open continuous.

Job Opportunity: Gov’s Office of the Education Ombuds

The Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) is seeking a part-time Associate Education Ombuds to work two 8-hour days each week.

For questions about this recruitment or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call at (360) 902-0461.

First application review will be August 26 and will continue weekly until the position is filled.

Job Opportunity: Management Analyst 3

The Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness (OEDC) is seeking a non-permanent Management Analyst 3. This appointment is anticipated to last 12-months. OEDC partners with local, regional and international economic development agencies, companies, site selectors and decision makers to strengthen communities and grow Washington’s economy through increased exports, investment, retention and expansion.

This position is officially located in Seattle, but is currently remote due to the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.

Job Announcement and Application: Management Analyst  – Economic/Data Analyst
Salary $4,398.00 – $5,772.00 Monthly

First review of applications will be August 24, 2020. Application review will be ongoing.

Independent Investigation Team
Community Representative

The City of Tacoma is seeking members of the Tacoma community willing to serve as Community Representatives on the newly formed Independent Investigation Team (IIT) on behalf of the Tacoma Police Department.

This position will require the community representative to pass a department/agency background check and attend identified training that is relevant to officer involved deadly force incidents.  The Non-Law Enforcement Community Representative must sign a binding confidentiality agreement at the beginning of each police use of deadly force incident investigation.

The length of commitment to this position is up to four (4) years; however, commitment duration may be adjusted based on the needs of the department/agency and the individual’s willingness to serve.  The final decision regarding length of commitment will be decided by the Chief of Police.

Announcement and Application: Independent Investigation Team – Community Representative

Applications close at 5 PM on Monday, August 31st.

Washington State Awarded Grant for Filipino American Historic Survey

The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is pleased to announce a new effort to identify, document, and commemorate the rich contributions of Filipino Americans to Washington State’s built history. This project is supported through a grant from the Underrepresented Communities grant program as administered by the National Park Service (NPS), Department of Interior.

For more information, read the full press release:

AAPI Democracy Summit

Every four years, the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington (APIC-WA) holds a Democracy Summit, with the goal of encouraging and promoting culturally meaningful and holistic civic engagement in our communities.

The summit is an opportunity for our culturally, linguistically, and geographically diverse AAPI communities to build power, honor resistance, and celebrate culture. While we won’t be able to meet in person this year, we hope you will join us virtually for the 2020 AAPI Democracy Summit!

To register and for more information, go to:

Book Launch: Just Schools

Join author Ann Ishimaru for the book launch of Just Schools: Building Equitable Collaborations with Families and Communities, along with a discussion about equity in education.

For more information, go to

Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA:
Washington State Government Candidates Forum

Join Disability Rights Washington and Rooted in Rights for a virtual forum with the candidates running for statewide positions in Washington State. By making sure that people with disabilities are part of the conversation, we can ensure that changes made by the legislature are reflective of our needs and values.


  • Date: September 23, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Location: Zoom

At least one candidate for each of the following positions will be present:

  • Secretary of State
  • Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • State Auditor
  • Lieutenant Governor

RSVP now:

Celebrate the Festival of Trees

The White River Valley Museum’s annual Festival of Trees exhibit is nearly upon us! The exhibit hosts beautiful trees decorated by local ethnic heritage organizations as a chance for visitors to learn about local history and modern ethnic communities at the same time.

If you or your organization are interested in participating in the 2020 Festival of Trees, email <> by September 10, 2020.

Participate in a Community Wellness Study

The University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is conducting a study to increase our knowledge about aging with a physical disability. The purpose of this study is to see if a telephone based health and wellness program can help individuals with long-term physical disability.

They are seeking participants who:

  • Are ages 45-64
  • Have been diagnosed with any medical condition (such as Muscular Dystrophy, Amputation, Spinal Cord Injury, CMT, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.) that impacts daily living/quality of life.
  • Experienced symptoms before age 40
  • Participation in this research would involve talking on the phone with a wellness coach approximately once a month for 6 months or continuing your normal care with no phone calls. All participants will fill out 4 surveys over the course of 1 year that will take approximately 60 minutes each.

Participants will be compensated for their time and effort.

For more information, please contact: 1-866-928-2114

Seattle Veterans Affairs Webex Wednesday

The Seattle VA Regional Office will be hosting their Webex Wednesday on September 2, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. They will be hosting a presentation on Aid and Attendance benefits. To participate, please join them in Webex at the following link: