Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Partners with Over 25 Maryland Organizations
Community Recognized by Maryland Governor and First Lady
The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives (GOCI) supported Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by expanding and building new partnerships with over 25 organizations which serve Asian Pacific Americans in Maryland. Earlier this month, Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and First Lady Yumi Hogan began the month with an annual celebration event.
The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives highlights Asian Pacific American Marylanders who are making history under the Hogan administration. First Lady Yumi Hogan is the first Korean American First Lady in U.S. history and one of the most recognized immigrants of Korean history.
“As Maryland’s first Asian American First Lady, and the first Korean American First Lady in the United States, I am pleased to celebrate the culture and heritage of our state’s diverse Asian and Pacific American communities,” said the First Lady. “We remain committed to addressing the communities’ unique needs and tackling the challenges they face.”
Asian Americans are seeing growth in their representation in politics and government under the leadership of Governor Hogan with appointments to significant positions in his cabinet. The governor has also coordinated with the bipartisan Asian Pacific American Caucus and acknowledged the many contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to Maryland.
“Asian Pacific Americans living in Maryland continue to serve in important roles across Maryland and state agencies, lending expertise and experience,” said Steven J. McAdams, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives. “Working together, the community has helped us to address important issues, improve communities, and change Maryland for the better.”
Maryland is home for over 400,000 Asian Pacific Americans, one of the fastest growing populations in the state, representing over 40 different countries, cultures, and ethnicities from across the world.
The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives is partnering with the following organizations:
Maryland Department of Transportation
Maryland Department of Health and Community Development
Asian American Center of Frederick
Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Chinese Culture and Community Service Center
Chinese American Parents Association of Montgomery County
Rockville Asian Pacific American Task Force
Calvin J. Li Foundation
Wootton High School Parent Teacher Student Association
Asian Parent Student Network
Chinese American Parents Association of Howard County
League of Korean Americans of Howard County
Indian Origin Network of Howard County
Howard County Chinese School
Peiying Chinese School
Chinese Language School of Columbia
Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Montgomery County Council
Baltimore Sister City Committee
National Asian/Pacific Islander Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship
Center for Social Changes
Amer-Indo Organization, Inc.
Asian Indians for Community Service
Youth Council of Frederick
American Diversity Group
Montgomery Community Media
Montgomery County – Korean American Association