To ensure effective and representative government, Governor Inslee places a high priority on boards, commissions, and agencies that are reflective of the diverse make-up of Washington and that utilize the impressive talent of our citizens. To accomplish this goal, the Governor's office is always seeking skilled and experienced individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to participate in boards and commissions. Below is a list highlighting current opportunities on boards and commissions with links for more information. Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees Spokane Community Colleges Board of Trustees Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice, Government Operations and Public Safety Prescription Drug Assistance Foundation Board of Directors, Health Conservation Commission, Natural Resource [...]
Governor appoints Mohan Gurung and Zer Vue to the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Gov. Jay Inslee has announced the following appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. Mohan Gurung was born in Nepal and migrated to the United States in 1993. Prior to his move, he worked at Bir Hospital (the oldest hospital in Nepal) in their Emergency/Trauma, Orthopedic and Dental department for over 13 years. He has volunteered in numerous medical camps and health clinics throughout Nepal including with the Red Cross. He founded the Nepal Seattle Society with the goal to unite all Nepali in the state of Washington to preserve and promote Nepali culture and share it with other communities. In 2004, he established the Everest Kitchen Restaurant [...]
Gov. Inslee appointed King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu to the Washington State Supreme Court. Yu will be the first Asian American and Latina on the state Supreme Court! Click here to read more. Click here to read more.
Governor Jay Inslee recently announced Lori Wada as commissioner to the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). Wada has more than two decades of public service experience in support of affordable housing and health care equity initiatives. She currently serves as an Operations Supervisor for the Office of Insurance Commissioner. Wada provides consultation and training on the most up to date health insurance benefits, options, enrollments, and eligibility requirements. Previously, she worked at the Department of Commerce and the State Lottery Commission. Wada immigrated to Washington State from Seoul, South Korea when she was 18 years old. She has been an active APA community member for over 35 [...]
Gov. Jay Inslee recently announced the following appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). Gerardine “Didi” Cabusao is Filipino-American and resides in Selah, Washington. She is a registered dietitian at Yakima Valley School, Department of Social and Health Services. She is also a consulting dietitian for the Senior Nutrition Program in Yakima County. Cabusao was also actively involved with the Yakima Valley Dietetic Association and served as the association’s president in 2003. Cabusao is currently serving as a board member of the Filipino American Community of Yakima Valley (FACYV) and is a key player in the successful operation of the organization’s fundraising activities. She received her Bachelor [...]