• 2021 Committees

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  • 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 Sponsorship (Development) 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.

    Membership Committee 
    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. 

    Policy Committee 
    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. Meets on the first Wednesdays of the month.

    Communication/Marketing Committee 
    This is a new committee for 2021. It 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.

    Ovation Planning Committee 
    This committee plans our annual awards fundraiser, Ovation. This committee is co-chaired by Viviene Ngo and Yuen Yung. Will start meeting in Q2 (if the situation allows).

    Golf Tournament Planning Committee 
    This committee will plan our golf tournament in 2021. Will start meeting in Q2.

    Asian Restaurant Week Planning Committee 
    This is a new committee for 2021 that will plan our Asian Restaurant Week. Will start meeting in Q2.


    Interested in serving on a committee in 2021? Complete this online application