WELCOME TO THE APAPA GOVERNMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL RESOURCE PAGE​

The APAPA Government Advisory Council (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 kgesoriano@gmail.com

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

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About The Government Advisory Council

Advisors

Judge Stuart Hing

Sharon Ito

C.C. Yin

Stephanie Sato
Judicial Advisor

Government Advisory Council

Kathleen Soriano
Liaison

Dr. Cathy Yang
Member

Amit Pal
Co-Chair

YK Chalamcherla
Member

Amy Matecki
Co-Chair

Jason Jong
Member

Hermie Sunga
Member

Jacqui Nguyen
Communications Coordinator