For the past five years, APAPA has been highlighting and celebrating the hard work, passion and commitment of their leaders. This year, the “Ignite Leadership” celebration was held at the beautiful Yin Ranch over a warm, autumn weekend in September.

Special guests, Senator Dr. Richard Pan and Assemblymember David Chiu attended to speak about the importance of civic engagement and public service and shared their life stories that includes, not only the many successes, but challenges overcoming adversity as elected officials.

There were also many discussions around financial sustainability, marketing strategy and leadership – thank you Bank of the West, Gordon Fowler of 3Fold Communications and Janet Stickmon!

A very special thank you to all the sponsors who helped support the successes of the 5th Annual APAPA National Leadership Retreat: AT&T, Bank of the West, Coca-Cola, Jelly Belly, Southwest Airlines, Verizon, Golden Arches Enterprises, MIZU Restaurant, Stir Fry, Sugar Bowl Bakery, Wooden Valley Winery and Yue Huang.

And most importantly, thank you to all the leaders across the country – near and far – for your dedication to APAPA!


Watch the Video recap!


And enjoy some photos ~