Government Advisory Committee


Support for Those Seeking Public Service
CA Gubernatorial Candidates
Local Elections, City Boards, Commissions

The APAPA Government Advisory Committee Resource Page

The APAPA Government Advisory Committee (GAC) supports API 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. APAPA GAC offers logistical support, application and resume review, interview training services, professional workshops, and letters of recommendation to well-qualified API candidates.

We also train APAPA chapters across the country on establishing their own appointment outreach and training infrastructure.

Services We Offer

1) Latest information on gubernatorial appointments. APAPA 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, APAPA GAC can provide 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.  We have an extensive network of current and former appointees who can provide mentorship and training for individuals undergoing the appointment interview process.

4) Professional Workshops.  We provide professional development workshops to strengthen communication and interviewing skills, and to support qualified candidates who are interested in running for local office. 

Interested in Mentoring Support and a Letter of Recommendation?                                                    Please submit the following questionnaire, along with your profile information:

If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Soriano, APAPA GAC Liaison Lead at Kathleen. Soriano@apapa.org.

RESOURCES: Office of the CA Governor-Appts Information:  https://www.gov.ca.gov/appointments/ 

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    The APAPA GAC Advisory Committee

    Judge Stuart Hing
    Judicial Advisor

    Paul Gladfelty
    Public Policy Advisor

    C.C. Yin
    APAPA Founder

    Stephanie Sato
    Judicial Advisor

    Kathleen Soriano
    Lead Liaison

    Dr. Cathy Yang
    Member

    Jacqui Nguyen Communications Director

    Amit Pal
    Co-Chair

    YK Chalamcherla
    Member

    Henry Yin
    Community Outreach Member

    Amy Matecki
    Co-Chair

    Hermie Sunga
    Member

    Krishna Bachina
    Community Outreach Member

    Professional Development Workshops

    Local Elections

    Communication Skills

    CC Yin with Judge Stuart Hing

    "APAPA provided me with real support when I was seeking an appointment. I appreciate this opportunity to mentor and help other well-qualified API candidates navigate the gubernatorial appointments process. There are many opportunities for public service!"

    Judge Stuart Hing

    "It is such an honor to be appointed by Governor Newsom to the CA State Accupuncture Board. APAPA GAC played an instrumental role and I appreciate the support."

    API Women's Leadership Conference

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