Eight Members from the South Asian Community Apply to the Newly Formed Asian American Pacific Islanders Community Commission
In response to a request for the membership in the newly formed Asian American Pacific Islanders Community Commission, the County Commission has received letters of interest from 8 individuals from the Indian sub-continent region. In total over 50, Clark County residents have applied for the 15 member Commission.
The following members of the South Asian community, along with their brief application/resumes, have applied to serve on the Commission.
- Pradip Bhatt
- Nirmalya Chatterjee
- Arun Gupta
- Siddharth Jhaveri
- Jay Mann
- Divya Narala
- Fayyaz Raja
- Sharifa Wahab
The newly formed Commission will be responsible for a staggering task of researching and describing the history of immigrants from the Asian American Pacific Islanders communities within
The Commission is allowed to accept donations from private individuals and businesses. The Clark County Commissioners will select the members in its meeting scheduled on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019.
As per the recent report, the largest AAPI ethnic groups in Nevada include: Filipino (162,936), Chinese (50,878), Japanese (26,359), Korean (16,169), Vietnamese (16,169), and Indian (15,022). From 2010 to 2016, the number of eligible AAPI voters in Nevada grew 35%. This compares to a 13% growth rate for the statewide eligible voting population between 2010 to 2016. As per the official estimates, 10% of the Clark County population is Asian American Pacific Islanders. More than half of all eligible AAPI voters (61%) in Nevada live in Clark County, which includes Las Vegas.