Monday, July 20, 2020
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM PST

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2020 is a Year in Crisis

The killing of George Floyd and the 129,000+ COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. cry out for a new generation of leaders to heal our nation and move society forward with justice and opportunities for all. The Future of Leadership Symposium will prepare the next generation of civic leaders to transform their communities. It’s what APAPA has been dedicated to for the last 20 years.

Attend this free online event where you will hear seasoned leaders and fearless neophytes alike make the case for diversity, vision, and courage. You’ll be inspired to take the next big step in your public service career.


Judy Chu
U.S Congressmember
District 27, California

Grace Meng
U.S. Congressmember
District 6, New York

Gavin Newsom
Governor of California

Andrew Yang
Former Presidential Candidate

Fiona Ma
California State Treasurer

Betty T. Yee
California State Controller

Jim Nielsen
CA Assemblymember District 4

David Chiu
CA Assemblymember District 17

Evan Low
CA Assemblymember District 27

London Breed
Mayor of San Francisco, CA

Alan Fung
Mayor of Cranston, RI

Sheng Thao,
City Councilmember Oakland, CA

Maeley Tom
Author and Former CAO, California State Senate

Basim Elkarra
Executive Director, CAIR California

Yen Marshall
National Executive Director, APAPA

Dr. Ken Fong
National Governing Board Chair, APAPA

CC Yin
Founder of APAPA

Invite Your Colleagues, Friends, and Family

The Future of Leadership Symposium is open to the public and free of charge. No registration is required.

Yen Marshall on “The Future of Leadership Symposium” in this 1-minute video

California State Senator Jim Nielsen on “The Future of Leadership Symposium.”

Founded in 2001, APAPA has grown to 30 chapters in the U.S. We empower Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through education, leadership, and active participation in civic and public affairs. 

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” 


– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Symposium Sponsors

Title Sponsors

Sandy Chau
Civic Leadership USA
Golden Arch Enterprises, Inc.
Dr. Ken Fong/Kenson Ventures
Dr. Hsing Kung
Kevin Ng
Simon Pang
Southwest Airlines
Yin Foundation/McDonalds

Program Sponsors

California Strawberry Commission
Kenny Lau /Ellison Enterprises

Platinum Sponsors

Bank of the West
CA Beer & Beverage Distributors
CA Pharmacists Association
Jelly Belly
Sempra Energy  (SDGE/SoCalGas)
South Baylo University
Wells Fargo Bank

Diamond Sponsors

Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation

Gold Sponsors

InspirASIAN, NorCal
Judge Stuart & Rhoda Hing
Republic Services
Siemens Mobility
Confucius Institute of UC Davis
Sugar Bowl Bakery / Andrew Ly

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Sacramento Asian Peace Officers Association
Sac Vietnamese Medical Dental Phrm Assn.
Maximum Fitness / Rick Martindale
Jim Cooper, California State Assembly
The Huang and Tong Family

Copper Sponsors

Travis Credit Union
Patrick Kennedy, Sac County Supervisor
Tri Counties Bank
Assemblymember Ed Chau

Community Non-Profit Sponsors

China National Day Foundation
OCA Sacramento
Maeley & Ron Tom
Lucy & John Oback
Amy & Duper Tong
Thanksgiving Feast 4 Sacramento Children

Legacy Sponsorship: $2,000 per student

Lau’s Family Education Foundation  (Kenny Lau)
Xai & Jason Leggett
Tom Ha & Fanna Wang, People Supermarkets Inc.
Tsu-ming Yang Memorial Intern Scholarship Fund

For full list of APAPA sponsors visit: