Friday, March 12, 2010

The Trachtenberg Office Attends the Asian Pacific Affairs Advisory Group (APAAG) Meeting

Naomi Bloch represented the Trachtenberg office at last night's Asian Pacific Affairs Advisory Group (APAAG) meeting that took place at 255 Rockville Pike, Suite 120, in Rockville Maryland.

The group discussed the outcome of the Annual Retreat and the decisions that resulted from this meeting. It was decided that the group would rededicate itself to it's original mission of being a connector between the County and the communities and serving as an advisory body on policy issues.

The four policy priorities for the group:

* Increased participation on Boards, Commissions and Committees as well as increased workforce diversity in Montgomery County.
* Small Business Support
* Nonprofit Support
* Access to Services

The meeting schedule for APAAG will change to include four meetings of the entire group annually; two to be with the County Executive; One to address the group's priorities and the second to talk about the budget. The four policy priority committees would meet separately in order to advance their work on the four identified priority areas listed above.

Finally two upcoming events were discussed:

* Meeting with Steve Silverman, Director of Economic Development -
Thursday, March 25th, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. - 111 Rockville Pike, 8th Floor.

* Asian American Community Resource Fair (APA Month kick-off event)
Saturday - May 8th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Executive Office Building (EOB) Cafeteria & Auditorium

The next meeting: Thursday, March 11, 7:00 p.m. - 255 Rockville Pike, Suite 120

For more information about this group, click here.

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