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Highlights from the SoCal Regional Leadership Academy

2016 28 Jan Highlights from the SoCal Regional Leadership Academy

On January 22-23, 2016, APAICS hosted a Regional Leadership Academy for the Southern California region at Sunrider International (Torrance, CA) and JACCC (Los Angeles, CA). On Day 1, participants learned what it takes to run for office and how to prepare from keynote speakers Congressman Ted Lieu, Los Angeles City Council Member David Ryu, and panels with former and local elected officials. Training sessions included campaign planning, fundraising and messaging. Day 2 consisted of policy round table discussions with community leaders and experts on local issues, immigration and education.

Congresswoman Judy Chu and Congressman Mark Takano provided welcome remarks at the APAICS Community Reception on Friday evening sponsored by Toyota at the Toyota Auto Museum. Joining us for that evening were Speaker-Elect Assembly Member Anthony Rendon, Mayor Bao Nguyen of Garden Grove, Mayor James Toma of West Covina, Vice Mayor Terrence Terauchi of Gardena City, Council Member Polly Low of Rosemead and President of the League of CA Cities Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, Council Member Warren Kusumoto of Los Alamitos,Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustee Jay Chen, Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustee Mike Fong, Garvey Elementary School Board Member Henry Lo, San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District President Thomas Wong, retired LAPD Deputy Chief Terry Hara, former CA Assembly Member Warren Furutani and former Gardena City Council Member Ron Ikejiri.

Check out photo highlights below from the SoCal Regional Leadership Academy and Community Reception. Click here to see full program and list of speakers and here for more photos. 

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APAICS National Leadership Academy alum, Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33) kicks off the 2016 SoCal Regional Leadership Academy at Sunrider International in Torrance, CA.

 

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Are you ready to run for office? L to R: Deputy Attorney General Al Muratsuchi, Palos Verdes Estates Council Member Betty Lin Peterson, Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen and APAICS President & CEO Floyd Mori discuss how commitment to public service, external support from family and friends, and timing were deciding factors to run for office.

 

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Los Angeles City Council Member David Ryu shares on how running for office is “a balance between humility and ego.” Ryu is the first Korean American Los Angeles City Council member and second Asian American to serve on the council.

 

L to R: Mt. San Antonio Broad of Trustee Jay Chen, Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustee and Vice President Mike Eng, former Garden City Council Member Ron Ikejeri and West Covina Mayor James Toma share their personal experiences of what you do after you are elected to public office.

L to R: Mt. San Antonio Broad of Trustee Jay Chen, Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustee and Vice President Mike Eng, former Garden City Council Member Ron Ikejeri and West Covina Mayor James Toma share their personal experiences of what you do after you are elected to public office.

 

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Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) welcomes SoCal Regional Leadership Academy participants and AAPI community and business leaders to the APAICS Community Reception hosted by Toyota at the Toyota Auto Museum.

 

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Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) shares his family’s history of Japanese American internment during World War II and the role we have in speaking against hateful rhetoric in our country.

 

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L to R: Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustee Mike Fong, Speaker-Elect Assembly Member Anthony Rendon, Rosemead Council Member Polly Low, APAICS Program Director Amy Watanabe and League of CA Cities API Caucus Executive Director Annie Lam.

 

 

Thank you for our sponsors!

 

Host Sponsor

Sunride International

Community Reception Sponsor

Toyota

Program Sponsors

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Southwest is the official airlines of the APAICS Regional Leadership Academy

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