Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
The Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus is a diversity caucus organized within the League of California Cities. The API Caucus serves as leaders to improve the quality of life, advocate on behalf of the API community, and provide resources to develop the next generation of leaders. Active in the development of public policy affecting our cities, constituents, and all of California, there are more than 100 API local elected officials in California.
Established in 2000, the API Caucus has a mission to provide Asian Pacific American municipal officials and their colleagues with a forum to share ideas and develop leadership experience. It also provides resources for city officials to discuss League priorities and issues, and offer avenues for communicating with the state's API constituency.
Co-Chair: Suzanne Chan, council member, city of Fremont
Co-Chair: Gilbert Wong, mayor, city of Cupertino
Board Member: Samuel Kang, council member, city of Duarte
Board Member: Wayne Lee, mayor, city of Millbrae
Board Member: Polly Low, council member, city of Rosemead
Board Member: Evan Low, council member, city of Campbell
Board Member: Margaret Abe-Koga, council member, city of Mountain View
Board Member: Lena Tam, council member, city of Alameda
Board Member: Stephen K. Sham, mayor, city of Alhambra
Upcoming Events & Meetings
Please RSVP to Annie Lam for these upcoming events during the League's Annual Conference.
September 3: Networking dinner with the Chinese-American Elected Officials (CEO), no adminission fee (members only)
September 4: API Caucus General Meeting, Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 501A, 2:15 to 2:45 p.m.
September 4: Rock the Night Away, Annual Karaoke & Cocktail Reception, JW Marriott, Second Floor, Platinum Salon D, 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.
2013 API Caucus Annual Karaoke Reception
The API Caucus connects you to important policy makers in Washington D. C. and Sacramento including the California Constitutional Officers, the Legislature and the API Legislative Caucus as well as corporate and civic leaders. We open doors and build relationships with individuals who are in public policy decision-making positions.
To join, please complete either submit membership dues via the online portal or fill out the membership form and send with membership dues to:
League of California Cities
1400 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Please contact Annie Lam, executive director at (916) 955-6766 for membership inquiries and API sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming API Karaoke reception at the League's annual conference.