Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Proclaims May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Appoints Members to Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of the more than 300,000 citizens who trace their roots to Asia and the Pacific Islands, Governor Tom Corbett has proclaimed May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in Pennsylvania.
"The Asian Pacific American community represents a vital dimension of our commonwealth's diverse ethnic and social community," Corbett's proclamation said.
Governor Corbett also announced he has selected distinguished community leaders to serve on the Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs. The commission is committed to ensuring that the commonwealth is receptive to the issues and concerns of its Asian American citizens. The commission advises and makes recommendations to the governor on policies, procedures, legislation, and regulations that affect the Asian American community.
The following individuals have been named as commission members:
Kenneth Wong, Philadelphia County (Chair)
Dr. Radhu Agrawal, Allegheny County
Deep Gupta, Cumberland County
Timothy Haahs, Montgomery County
Be Van Hua, Philadelphia County
Dr. Mian Jan, Chester County
Pearl Kim, Delaware County
Adam Kim, Montgomery County
Deborah Lee, Allegheny County
Dali Li, Allegheny County
Quang Mac, Philadelphia County
Kishor Mehta, Allegheny County
Drake Nakaishi, Delaware County
Hasu Shah, Dauphin County
Narasimha Shenoy, Chester County
Dr. Grace Shu, Lycoming County
Julie Wong, Philadelphia County
For more information about the commission or events celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month, contact Executive Director Amy Kiyota at 215-560-2640.
Media contact: Amy Kiyota, 215-560-2640
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