National Chair & Executive Committee elections coming November 25.

Call for nominations! APAEA National Chair and two of the five Executive Committee member positions are up for election. Current National Chair, Yewah Lau, and Executive Committee members, Cliff Alagar and Aleta Eng, have each served their leadership positions for the past two years. New elections will be held online starting November 25. New terms will begin in January 2014 and continue through December 2015.

Please submit your general membership form, if you haven’t already. Otherwise you will not get an electronic ballot.

2014 Election

Nominations: APAEA members who are permanent employees may nominate themselves or be nominated by other permanent employees for incoming National Chair or one of two available Executive Committee positions.  Nominations must be submitted using the APAEA_2014_nomination_form and sent to before midnight PST November 25th, 2013. Nominees’ election statement, biography, and optional photo will be posted on  Members who were candidates in the previous elections are welcome to run again.


  • Open to all APAEA members (permanent, temporary & retirees) in good standing, who have submitted their membership forms before midnight PST November 24th, 2013. Members who have already submitted their membership forms do not need to re-submit. If you participated in APAEA prior to our 2011 USDA official employee resource group recognition, and never got around to submitting a membership form, please take a few moments to complete your membership online.
  • Voting will be online. Requests for more accessible or alternate voting methods should be sent to before November 25th.
  • Voters may cast only 1 ballot, and may vote for up to 2 Executive Committee nominees. All APAEA members will be emailed an individual unique link to their anonymous ballot.
  • Voting will be open from November 25th and closes midnight PST December 12th, 2013.
  • Election results will be announced in mid-December. For complete election rules, see APAEA Constitution and Bylaws.

We generally hold monthly 2-hr long conference calls and dedicate some time in between calls to make progress on projects.  You will have opportunities to hone your leadership skills, enhance your career development, support Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and strengthen Forest Service cultural competency. The Executive Committee consists of a great group of folks with a variety of skill sets, and we hope that you consider joining us!

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