Asian Pacific Islander Caucus

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Established in 2000, the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus provides API municipal officials and their colleagues a forum to share ideas and resources while developing leadership experience. It also provides a platform for city officials to discuss Cal Cities' priorities and issues and offers avenues to communicate with California's API constituency. Learn more by visiting the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus website.


Mission, Goals, and Activities

The Asian Pacific Islander Caucus’ mission is to support and advance Asian Pacific Islander (API) local elected officials and promote the well-being of the diverse API community throughout the state. To that end, it has established the following goals: 

  • Provide leadership development opportunities.
  • Increase APIs in civic engagement and leadership roles in all levels of government.
  • Partner with like-minded organizations and key stakeholders.
  • Advocate for the interests of the diverse API communities. 
Caucus Leadership
  • President - Jason Pu, Council Member, San Gabriel
  • First Vice President - Juslyn Manalo, Mayor, Daly City
  • Second Vice President - Jeffrey Maloney, Vice Mayor, Alhambra
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Shawn Kumagai, Vice Mayor, Dublin
  • Immediate Past President - Sheng Thao, Council President pro Tempore, Oakland
  • Board Member - Ali Sajjad, Council Member, Artesia
  • Board Member - Diedre Nguyen, Council Member, Garden Grove
  • Board Member - Gabe Quinto, Mayor pro Tempore, El Cerrito
  • Board Member - Farrah Khan, Mayor, Irvine
  • Board Member - Polly Low, Mayor, Rosemead
  • Board Member - Stephanie Nguyen, Vice Mayor, Elk Grove
Education and Events
Visit the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus website for a list of upcoming events, as well as training and scholarship opportunities. API Caucus events are also highlighted in the Cal Cities Advocate.
How to Join

The API Caucus connects city officials to important policymakers 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 and submit a membership for and payment via the online portal or fill out the membership form and send with membership dues to:

League of California Cities - Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
1400 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 


Annie V. Lam
Executive Director
Asian Pacific Islander Caucus

For general inquiries, please contact Yee Xiong