On January 8, 2009 through Executive Order 01-09, re-established the Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs recognizing the needs and issues of our increasingly diverse Asian American population. The Commission is charged with keeping the Mayor and Administration officials apprised of issues and concerns in the Asian American community; serving as a connector between the Asian American community and social service, community, cultural organizations and City government.
In 2010, the all volunteer Advisory Commission has identified issues important to the community, collaborated with other organizations working on common issues and made recommendations after soliciting input from variety of sources and put into action what was feasible within its purview. We would like extend our appreciation to all those who have collaborated, testified and shared information with the Commission.
Press Conference on December 22, 2016
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
MAYOR'S OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
For Immediate Release: December 22, 2016
Contact: Ajeenah Amir, 215-686-6210, Ajeenah.Amir@phila.gov
City Announces Appointees to Mayors Commission on Asian American Affairs
Philadelphia – Today, the city announced the newly reconstituted Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs, comprised of 25 professionals and community leaders that represent the diversity of Asian American Communities in Philadelphia. The Commission will advise the Mayor on issues and policies pertinent to Asian communities in the city, ensure diversity and inclusion for Asian communities within city policies, and also assist Asian American community organizations in developing strategies and programs to enhance the social, cultural, and economic status of the Asian American community.
The Mayor has appointed John Chin, Executive Director of Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation as the Chair of the Commission and Grace Rustia, Associate State Director, AARP Pennsylvania State Office as the Vice Chair.
“I’m honored to serve on Mayor Kenney’s Commission, as he shares my commitment to supporting and growing Asian-American, as well as immigrant, communities and businesses,” said John Chin.
This Commission will be housed within the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement (OPE).
“This Advisory Commission will play an important role as a conduit to the community and its government, and make recommendations to the Mayor regarding policies and programs that impact the Asian American community of Philadelphia,” says Dr. Nina Ahmad, Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement.
The first convening of the Commission takes place today in City Hall.
MCAAA Announcement on December 22, 2016
MCAAA Meeting on January 12, 2017
Meeting January 12, 2017