Message from the Governor
On September 17, 2007 I signed an executive order to elevate the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs to the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives to effectively address the concerns of the Asian Pacific American community.
Diversity is one of Maryland's greatest strengths. For this reason I believe it is important to recognize the Asian Pacific American community which plays a vital role in moving the State forward. By identifying and addressing issues in the Asian Pacific American community, I am confident that this Commission will help strengthen and grow our One Maryland.
As we make steady progress in our One Maryland, I will rely on the Governor's Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs to help expand opportunities for the growing Asian Pacific American community in business, employment, education and many other areas.