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Commission Overview

Established in 2004, the seven-member Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs is comprised of Iowans appointed by the Governor and responsible for advising the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and State Legislature and Agencies on issues confronting Asian and Pacific Islanders in the state - including the unique problems of non-English speaking immigrants and refugees.  In this role, the Commission will serve as a policy-guiding body on administrative and legislative changes necessary to ensure API persons access to benefits and services provided to all people in the state.  Furthermore, the Commission serves and celebrates the various communities within Iowa’s Asian and Pacific Islander populations through advocacy and education.

Iowa Code directs the Commission with studying the opportunities for and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander persons in this state and serving as liaison between the office and the public by sharing information and gathering constituency input.

Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander Affairs

As a voice in state government for the growingling diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities across Iowa, the Commission's scope and duties are clearly prescribed in Iowa Code under Chapter 216A, Subchapter 11.  More specifically, Iowa Code defines the Commission, as follows:

“The commission shall have the following powers and duties:

1. Study the opportunities for and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander persons in this state.

2. Serve as liaison between the office and the public, sharing information and gathering constituency input.

3. Recommend to the board for adoption rules pursuant to chapter 17A as it deems necessary for the commission and office.

4. Recommend legislative and executive action to the governor and general assembly.

5. Establish advisory committees, work groups, or other coalitions as appropriate.”

If you are interested in serving on the commission, go to https://openup.iowa.gov/ to learn more about the application process.

Meet the Commmissioners

CAPI Commissioners 2005 - 2015

Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander Affairs 2007-2015

Upcoming Meetings & Events, 2018 - CAPI Commission Meeting

2017 Meetings & Events

2/21/18
1/20/18
9:30 AM

The Commission will meet on Saturday, January 20 at Metro Waste Authority, 300 E. Locust St.,... Read More

10/20/17
10:00 AM

The Iowa Commission on Asian and Pacific Islanders meets on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 10 a.m... Read More

9/8/17
12:00 PM

The Iowa Commission of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs will meet via conference call on... Read More

5/11/17
9:30 AM

The Iowa Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs meets on May 11, 2017 from 9:30 - 11:... Read More

Pages

Pending Approval: February 21, 2018 - CAPI Conference Call

Minutes of 1/20/18 CAPI Commission Meeting

Minutes of 12/9/17 CAPI Commission Meeting

Minutes of 10/20/17 CAPI Commission Meeting

Minutes of 9/8/17 CAPI Commission Meeting

Minutes of 5/11/17 CAPI Commission Meeting
 

Commission meetings are open to the public. The sites are accessible for people with mobility limitations. If other accommodations are needed, please contact the office prior to the meeting. For further information, contact Tina Shaw at 515.281.4219.

If you wish to call in for the meeting please dial 866-685-1580, conference code: 515-281-4223 #