The Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) workgroup advises the Howard County Executive on policy initiatives and advocates on issues that affect the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Consisting of 18 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 workgroup is dedicated to creating a safe place where AAPI residents feel valued and heard in the community.

Workgroup Information
Workgroup Members
  • Soo Park, Co-Chair
  • Jodie Wang, Co-Chair
  • Mabrooka Chaudhry, Health and Wellness Chair
  • Young Smith, Government Access & Community Engagement Chair
  • Marianne Brackney
  • Liang Chen
  • Robert Kapono Correia
  • Pfc. Stella Dieu
  • Kimberly Eggborn
  • May Fong
  • Anwar Hasan
  • Eugenia Henry
  • Samiyah Hira
  • Zo Tum Hmung
  • Ashley Hou
  • Rejaul Karim
  • Matthew Lee
  • Will Lee
  • Ning (Richard) Li
  • Pravin Ponnuri
  • Devang Shah
  • Sue Song
  • Sanjay Srivastava
  • Charley Sung
  • Bob Zhang
  • Michael Zhao


Howard County Government Staff

Yolanda F. Sonnier, Office of Human Rights and Equity Administrator

Wanda Cao, Administrative Technician/Paralegal

Meeting Schedule

AAPI Workgroup meetings are held quarterly on the second 2nd Thursdays of the month. 

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

July 8th

February 25th

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