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Mayor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs


Connecting Philadelphia’s Asian American community with local services and voicing its concerns to City government.

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.

Connect

Address
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 1430
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Commissioners

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
Mathew Tharakan Commissioner SEPTA
Andy Toy Commissioner SEAMAAC
Matthew Wong Commissioner Philly Asian Queer (PAQ)
Cecilia Moy Yep Commissioner Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (Retired)
James Zhang Commissioner Sino American Business & Travel Association

Staff

Name Job title Phone #
Romana Lee-Akiyama Deputy Director
(215) 684-4412
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