What we do
The Mayor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (MCAPAA) is composed of 25 professionals and community leaders who represent the diversity of Philadelphia’s Asian American population.
As part of its work, the MCAPAA:
- Advises the Mayor on issues and policies that are important to Asian communities in the City.
- Ensures diversity and inclusion for Asian communities within City policies.
- Helps Asian American community organizations develop strategies and programs that enhance the social, cultural, and economic status of the Asian American community.
The commission is part of the Office of Immigrant Affairs. It shares a mission with the Mayor's Office of Public Engagement, which works to increase collaboration with specific communities throughout Philadelphia.
|Name||Role on commission||Affiliation|
|Cliff Akiyama||Commissioner||Gemma Services|
|Judi Rhee Alloway||Commissioner||Imagine Leadership LLC|
|Dewi Broadhurst||Commissioner||FACTS Charter School|
|Sarun Chan||Secretary||Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia|
|John Chin||Chair||Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation|
|K Naroen Chinn||Commissioner||1Love|
|Aowtad Chowdhury||Commissioner||Bangladesh Welfare Association of America|
|Lilian Christaka||Commissioner||Modero Dance Company|
|Shaily Dadiala||Commissioner||Usiloquy Dance Designs|
|Ruben David||Commissioner||City of Philadelphia (retired)|
|Anne Ishii||Treasurer||Asian Arts Initiative|
|Akanksha Kalra||Commissioner||AKA Immigration|
|Nary Preap Kith||Commissioner||Kiths Integrated and Targeted Human Services (KITHS)|
|Grace Wu Kong||Commissioner||U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce|
|Alix Mariko-Webb||Commissioner||Asian Americans United|
|Grace Rustia||Vice Chair||AARP|
|Matthew Wong||Commissioner||Philly Asian Queer (PAQ)|
|Cecilia Moy Yep||Commissioner||Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (Retired)|
|James Zhang||Commissioner||Sino American Business & Travel Association|