We are taking applications for members who want to serve on our committees. Each committee is chaired by a GAACC director. Service commitment is for the calendar year 2021. Serving in any of these capacities is a pathway to serving on the board. Note: you must be a member in good standing to participate.
Committees and their composition and areas of responsibilities are listed below. (Meeting time and cadence might be subject to change)
Corporate Partnership Committee
This committee leads on securing funding for GAACC, keeping in mind our current programs. It reviews our sponsorship structure, identifies potential donors, and meets with them as appropriate. This committee also oversees funding of our major events; Ovation, Fall Classic, and conference (in 2022) which have sponsorship goals. This committee is chaired by Kannan Kaliyur, and meets on the first Thursday of the month from noon to 1:00 PM.
This committee reviews and makes recommendations to improve GAACC’s membership structure to support numeric goals per our strategic plan. It will also review our member programs, and drive partnerships to increase membership. Minh Tran chairs the Membership Committee which meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month from noon to 1:00 PM.
This committee researches ordinances, regulations, and propositions at the local, state, and national levels that will impact the Asian Pacific American business community and recommend positions for GAACC to take. The board takes into account member input then votes on whether to adopt the recommendations. The committee also plans any advocacy events, such as APA Business Day at the Capitol, receptions for elected officials, etc. This committee is chaired by Khotan Shahbazi-Harmon and meets on the first Wednesday of the month at noon.
This committee is formed to oversee all of GAACC's outreach materials, create a branding plan, and recommend initiatives for GAACC. This committee is chaired by Katy Crist and holds hour-long meetings twice a month on the second and fourth Wednesdays at noon.
Ovation Planning Committee
This committee plans our annual awards fundraiser, Ovation. This committee is co-chaired by Viviene Ngo and Yuen Yung, and meets monthly on the third Wednesday at noon.
This is a newly formed committee for 2021. It focuses on helping GAACC serve as the conduit to facilitate a community-wide Asian American ERG strategy. The committee members will collaborate on projects that elevate the Asian employees and the Austin Asian area community.
Interested in serving on a committee in 2021? Complete this online application