Jenni Tan Elected President of Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials

West Linn, Ore. Council President Named Group's 2016-2017 Leader

WASHINGTON—Council President Jenni Tan, West Linn, Ore. was elected the 2016-2017 president of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) constituency group at the group's annual meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington. APAMO's mission is to provide Asian Pacific American municipal officials and their colleagues with a forum to share ideas and develop leadership experience. Officers and board members serve a two-year term.

"I am grateful and honored to serve as the president of APAMO, and to advocate for issues important to cities, support priorities for the Asian Pacific Islander constituency, and promote racial equity in our community," said APAMO President Tan.

Other officers elected at the board meeting: 

  • Vice President: Polly Low, councilmember, Rosemead, Calif.
  • Treasurer: Sean Polster, at-large councilmember, Warrenton, Va.
  • Secretary: Stephen K. Sham, Mayor, Alhambra, Calif.
  • Immediate Past President: Doris McConnell, councilmember, Shoreline, Wash.

Established in 1985, APAMO provides a platform for members to discuss problems and explore solutions, debate policy issues and contribute to the success of American cities and towns. The group's board of directors and general members strive to share their experiences in government with other Asian Pacific Americans and local officials. APAMO has a board of directors as well as general members.

APAMO At-Large Board Members:

  • Suzanne Chan, councilmember, Fremont, Calif.
  • Carol Chen, mayor, Cerritos, Calif.
  • Leland Cheung, councilor, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Chin Ho, vice mayor, San Gabriel, Calif.
  • Rishi Kumar, councilmember, Saratoga, Calif.
  • Benny Lee, vice mayor, San Leandro, Calif.
  • Conrad Lee, councilmember, Bellevue, Wash.
  • Lily Mei, Vice Mayor, Fremont, Calif.
  • Gilbert Wong, councilmember, Cupertino, Calif.
  • P.C. Wu, councilmember, Pensacola, Fla.

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.