For Immediate Release Contacts: Genie Nguyen (AAGEN) 703-593-7182
February 6, 2012 Grace Spence (FAPAC) 202-422-6913
The Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN)
and the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC)
Join Forces to Better Serve the AAPI Federal Employee Community
Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Chairman Tommy Hwang of AAGEN and Dr. Kin Wong, President of FAPAC.
From Left to Right:
First row: Dr. Kin Wong – President of FAPAC, Tommy Hwang – Chairman of AAGEN
Second row: Liquun Wong - FAPAC Treasurer, Grace Spence – FAPAC Executive Secretary, Dr. James Meng – Vice Chairman of AAGEN
Washington, D.C: On February 1, 2012, the Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) and the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) have established a commitment to engage in and sustain a partnership between AAGEN and FAPAC in their roles as national professional organizations advocating the interest of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the Federal and District of Columbia Governments.
The intent of this effort is to form a stronger, united front for the AAPI federal employee community, cross-promote each other’s organizations, and to minimize overlap of effort and resources.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Chairman Tommy Hwang of AAGEN and Dr. Kin Wong, President of FAPAC at a ceremony at the United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
This MOU is a living document designed to provide the framework to identify mutual interests, opportunities, concerns, and help to develop and implement mutually supportive initiatives.
The provisions of this MOU benefit the AAPI Community in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of the best qualified Asian American and Pacific Islanders in all levels of government through succession pipelines, mentoring and leadership training. This MOU will empower all members of AAGEN and FAPAC to better leverage their respective resources.
Together, AAGEN and FAPAC invite our members to celebrate and support this very special collaboration in advancing the opportunities for AAPI throughout the federal and District of Columbia governments.
Founded in 1993, the mission of AAGEN is to promote, expand, and support AAPI Leadership in the Government. FAPAC, founded in 1985, has the mission to promote equal opportunity and cultural diversity for AAPI at all levels. Both AAGEN and FAPAC are non-profit, non partisan, 501 c3 organizations.