Assemblymember Chau Hosts Appointments Seminar to Encourage Greater Diversity In State Boards And Commissions

Friday, September 29, 2017

MONTEREY PARK – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) recently convened a community seminar, at the Monterey Park Club House, in search of talented and qualified individuals to apply for important positions on state boards and commissions. Over one hundred attendees participated in the seminar, including several local area residents who presently hold, or previously held, appointments.  

“I am tremendously gratified by the outpouring of interest from the community to learn how they can become more involved in our state government,” said Assemblymember Chau. “It is only when we have greater representation to reflect our cultural and geographic diversity that we will then be able to craft better public policies.”

The seminar was organized in collaboration with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s Appointments Unit, Governor Jerry Brown’s Appointments Unit, the City of Monterey Park, League of California Cities – API Caucus, and Asian Pacific American Legislative Staff Network (APALS).  The seminar included presentations from Nikki Johnson with Speaker Rendon’s office and Lila Mirrashidi with Governor Jerry Brown’s office.  Participants at the seminar received packets of information detailing the application process and a list of boards and commissions that constitute California’s government. 

“I encourage all constituents who are civically minded to contact my office for more information on the application process,” concluded Assemblymember Chau.

Assemblymember Ed Chau represents the 49th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City, and portions of El Monte, Montebello, and South El Monte.