About

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Commission advises the Howard County Executive on policy initiatives and advocates on issues that affect the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Consisting of 20 members, in addition to the honorary chair, Maryland State Senator Clarence Lam; AAPI hosts public quarterly meetings and presents biannual reports. AAPI organizes cultural events and has informative discussions on emerging issues. It is with the hope that these conferences will foster stronger relationships between the AAPI and the community. The Commission is dedicated to creating a safe place where AAPI residents feel valued and heard in the community.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Recommendation Policy

Commission Information
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Commission Members
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Mr. Sameer C. Ahirrao
Mr. Koko Aiolupotea
Ms. Misako Aoki
Mr. Jin "JC" Chung
Dr. Naresh C. Das
Mrs. Kimberly Eggborn
Mr. Sanjay G. George
Mr. Sanjeev Gholap
Dr. Tomoko Hoogenboom
Ms. Saffiyah Gonzales Madraswala
Mr. Dhaval Shah
Ms. Young Ran Smith
Mrs. May-Fong Tsay
Ms. Jodie Wang
Mrs. Helen Won
Dr. Lanlan Xu
Ms. Kui Zhao
Ms. Grace Chang
 

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Howard County Government Staff
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Yolanda F. Sonnier, Office of Human Rights and Equity Administrator

Dr. Denise Boston, Executive Secretary

Michelle Bailey-Hedgepeth, Executive Liaison to the Office of the County Executive

Joanna Chen, AAPI Liaison to the Office of the County Executive

Alex Na, Recording Secretary

 

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Meeting Schedule
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AAPI Commission meetings are held quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month. 

Meeting Agendas & Minutes
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2023
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March 14th

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2022
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July 14th

April 14th

January 13th

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2021
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    October 14th

    July 8th

    April 8th

    March 12th

    February 25th

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