About the Asian American & Pacific Islander Commission
The Massachusetts Asian American Commission announced that it has formally rebranded its name to the Massachusetts Asian American and Pacific Islanders Commission (AAPIC) to reflect our communities’ diversity and celebrate the vibrant history and culture of Pacific Islanders across the Commonwealth. Governor Charlie Baker signed the name change into law on July 16, 2021, as part of the FY22 enacted state budget.
Established on October 29, 2006, the Massachusetts Asian American Commission (AAC) was a permanent statewide body dedicated to advocating for Asian Americans. With the name change, the Commission’s goal is to recognize and highlight the vital contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the social, cultural, economic, and political life of the Commonwealth; to identify and address the needs and challenges facing residents of Asian and Pacific Islander ancestry; and to promote the well-being of this dynamic and diverse community, thereby advancing the interests of all who call Massachusetts home.
AAPIC Statute (M.G.L c.3 § 68)
AAPIC Bylaws (updated October 18, 2022)
Public Records Requests:
For questions relating to the public records and related media request process, you may contact Asian American Commission – Records Access Officer, Ms. Yasmin Padamsee by email at [email protected].