Sacramento just got a little brighter with President Pro Tem Kevin de León’s appointment of NCG’s own Chris Punongbayan to California’s Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs. The purpose of the Commission is to advise the Governor, Legislature, and state agencies on the issues, rights, and interests of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We know Chris will be able to leverage his social justice and equity expertise to great effect for the state.
Read the announcement below:
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following Rules Committee Appointments:
Christopher Punongbayan, JD, a Democrat from San Francisco, has been appointed to the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs. Mr. Punongbayan is an attorney and Director, Equity and Social Justice for Northern California Grantmakers He is also a member of Mobilize the Immigrant Vote Action Fund and KQED Community Advisor Panel. The term ends January 1, 2022. Members are reimbursed for actual and necessary travel expenses.
The Commission on Asia and Pacific Islander American Affairs advises the Governor, the Legislature, and state agencies, departments and commissions on issues relating to the social and economic development, and the rights and interests of APIA communities.