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Quang Nguyễn appointed to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

July 19
17:05 2011

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire today announced the following appointments

to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.

Lisa Dickinson, Pearl Leung, Frieda Takamura, and Quang Nguyen.

Quang Nguyen resides in Seattle, Washington. He is an Economic Development Specialist for the Seattle Chinatown/International District Preservation Development Authority. With over 10 years of community leadership and economic development experience, Nguyen most recently served as the executive director for the Washington Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce. Seattle Magazine recognized his work advocating for the preservation of the Little Saigon community as one of the top “2009 Influential Acts.” He is a board member on the Washington Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Little Saigon, Seattle Symphony, Celebrate Asia, and the Yesler Terrace Citizen Review Committee. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Linguistics from the University of Washington.

“I’m honored to be appointed by the Governor to this position. My goal is to amplify the voices of the Vietnamese-American community as well as the Asian-American community at the state level of government. I will focus on economic development issues by looking for ways to support small businesses as well as ways to create more jobs for our community.”

The Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs was established by the state legislature in 1974 to improve the well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) by ensuring their access to participation in the fields of government, business, education, and other areas. It has a board made up of 12-governor appointed members that represent the diverse APA communities of Washington State.

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