Government Advisory Committee

Welcome to the APAPA Government Advisory Committee Resource Page

The APAPA Government Advisory Committee (GAC) supports Asian and Pacific Islander American leaders who seek public service through government appointments at the local and state level. These include appointments by the Governor of the State of California, and appointments on city boards and commissions. The GAC offers logistical support, application and resumes review, interview training services, and letters of recommendation to qualified API candidates.

The GAC also trains APAPA chapters across California on establishing their own appointment outreach and training infrastructure.

Services We Offer

The GAC offers APAPA members the following benefits:

1) Latest information on gubernatorial appointments. The GAC can provide you with information on gubernatorial appointment vacancies, eligibility, and opportunities to be considered for an appointment by the California Governor.

2) Letters of endorsements and recommendations. Following a vetting process, the GAC provides successful candidates with official letters of endorsements and recommendations. These letters are issued on behalf of APAPA, and can greatly help during the appointment process.

3) Interview training. The GAC has an extensive network of current and former appointees who can provide mentorship and training for individuals undergoing the appointment interview process.

The GAC also offers the following benefits to APAPA Chapters:

4) Appointment workshops. The GAC can provide individualized training sessions for APAPA chapters seeking to establish their own appointment resources at the local level. This training can assist chapters seeking to be more involved with city or county appointments.

INTERESTED IN A GOVERNOR’S APPOINTMENT OR LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION?​

Please download and complete the following questionnaire. Then, submit it, along with your profile information, using the prompts below.

If you have any questions, or if you are an APAPA chapter seeking to host an appointment workshop, please contact Kathleen Soriano at Kathleen. Soriano@apapa.org.

RESOURCES: Office of the California Governor – Appointments Information: https://www.gov.ca.gov/appointments/

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    About The Government Advisory Committee

    Advisors

    Judge Stuart Hing
    Judicial Advisor

    C.C. Yin
    APAPA Founder

    Stephanie Sato
    Judicial Advisor

    Government Advisory Committee

    Kathleen Soriano
    Lead Liaison

    Dr. Cathy Yang
    Member

    Krishna Bachina
    Community Outreach Member

    Amit Pal
    Co-Chair

    YK Chalamcherla
    Member

    Henry Yin
    Community Outreach Member

    Amy Matecki
    Co-Chair

    Jason Jong
    Member

    Hermie Sunga
    Member

    Jacqui Nguyen
    Communications Coordinator

    Workshops

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