WELCOME TO THE APAPA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE RESOURCE PAGE​

The APAPA Government Relations Committee (GRC) 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 GRC offers logistical support, application and resumes review, interview training services, and letter of recommendation to qualified API candidates.

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

Services We Offer

The GRC offers APAPA members the following benefits:

1) Latest information on gubernatorial appointments. The GRC 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 GRC 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 GRC has an extensive network of current and former appointees who can provide mentorship and training for individuals undergoing the appointment interview process.

The GRC also offers the following benefits to APAPA Chapters:

4) Appointment workshops. The GRC 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 Patrick Le at patrickmanhle@gmail.com

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

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About The Government Relation Committee

Advisors

C.C. Yin

Maeley Tom

Victoria Li

Yen Marshall

Government Relation Committee

Patrick Le

Ram Thanapandian

YK Chalamcherla

Lia Nitake

Amy Matecki

Tony Lin

Jacqui Nguyen

Vinod Balakrishna