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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.

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 Clark County.  The Commission will have an ardent task of identifying the unique social and economic needs of the diverse Asian & Pacific Islanders communities.  The Commission will look into the feasibility of creating an Asian Cultural Center and has a responsibility to submit its final report by June 2020.  The Commission members will be appointed for a two-year term ending June 2021.

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.

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