Programs

National Leadership Academy

Overview

The APAICS National Leadership Academy is a two-day leadership training program for current elected officials and individuals seeking to run for public office.

The program consists of interactive leadership training with special guest speakers.  Topics include planning your campaign, communications, fundraising, digital organizing, building your base and power mapping, and volunteer management.

The National Leadership Academy was established in 1999 to provide Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) elected officials with the skills and resources needed to excel in their current office as well as prepare them for opportunities to advance into higher office.

The National Leadership Academy brings together a bipartisan group of promising AAPI political leaders from state legislatures, city councils, and local governing bodies all across the country to Washington, DC.

2019 National Leadership Academy

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Academy Alumni

Ted Lieu

Congressman

U.S. Congressman (CA-33)

Colleen Hanabusa

Congresswoman

U.S. Congresswoman (HI-1)

Mark Takai

Congressman

U.S. Congressman (HI-1)

Charles Kong Djou

Congressman

U.S. Congressman (HI-1)

Kumar Barve

State Representative

Maryland

Susan B. Chew

State Representative

Idaho

J. Kalani English

State Senator

Hawaii

Hoon-Yung Hopgood

State Senator

Michigan

Scott Kawasaki

State Representative

Alaska

Patty Kim

State Representative

Pennsylvania

Susan C. Lee

State Senator

Maryland

Curtis Oda

State Representative

Utah

Fue Lee

State Representative

Minnesota

Scott Saiki

State Representative

Hawaii

Sharon Tomiko Santos

State Representative

Washington

Maile Shimabukuro

State Senator

Hawaii

Ron Villanueva

State Representative

Virginia

Glenn Wakai

State Senator

Hawaii

Christopher Cabaldon

Mayor

West Sacramento, CA

Steve Ly

Mayor

Elk Grove, CA

Jose “Joe” Esteves

Mayor

Milpitas, CA

Michael P. Guingona

Councilmember

Daly City, CA

Jean Quan

Mayor

Oakland, CA

Conrad Lee

Mayor

Bellevue, WA

Karyl Matsumoto

Mayor

South San Francisco, CA

Susan Pha

City Councilmember

Brooklyn Park, MN

Mary Thao

City Councilmember

Wausau, WI

Alan Nakanishi

Mayor

Lodi, CA

Tzeitel Russel M. Paras

Mayor

Duarte, CA

Alicia Ping

County Commissioner

Washtenaw, MI

Amy Mah Sangiolo

Councilmember

Newton Board of Aldernan, MA

Lisa A. Wong

Mayor

Fitchburg, MA

Gary Yamauchi

Mayor

Alhambra, CA

Grace Han Wolf

Councilmember

Herndon, VA

Donovan Dela Cruz

State Senator

Hawaii

Mark Hashem

State Representative

Hawaii

Harish Jajoo

Mayor Pro-Tem

Sugar Land, TX

2018 Sponsors

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