Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans

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The Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM)
was created by the Minnesota State Legislature in 1985
pursuant to Minnesota Statute 3.9226, subdivision 1,
to fulfill three primary objectives: to advise the governor and members of the legislature on issues pertaining to Asian Pacific Minnesotans; to advocate on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific community; and to act as a broker between the Asian Pacific community and mainstream society.

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  • 1. Kao Ly Ilean Her
    Executive Director
    Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans
    658 Cedar Street, Suite 160, St. Paul, MN 55155
    Phone: 651.296.0538
    Fax: 651.297.8735
    Website: www.capm.state.mn.us
    Enabling Statute: 3.9226
    The Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM)
    was created by the Minnesota State Legislature in 1985
    pursuant to Minnesota Statute 3.9226, subdivision 1,
    to fulfill three primary objectives: to advise the governor and members of the legislature on issues pertaining to Asian Pacific Minnesotans; to advocate on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific community; and to act as a broker between the Asian Pacific community and mainstream society.
  • 2. Organizational Chart
    Council Board
    (Eleasalo Ale, Chair)
    Executive Committee
    Legislative
    Task-group
    Executive Director
    (Kao Ly Ilean Her)
    Heritage Month
    Task-group
    Finance
    Task-group
    Management Analyst (FTE)
    (Marc Mersky)
    Management Analyst (FTE)
    (David Zander)
    Office Manager (FTE)
    (Jovita Bjoraker)
  • 3. Revenue Sources & Expenditures for FY 07 & 08
    The above information is based on the reports provided by MN Department of Administration/
    Financial Management and Reporting Division.
  • 4. EXPLANATION OF EXPENDITURE TERMS
    • Salaries & Benefits: 4 FTE & fringe benefits
    • 5. Space rental, maintenance, utilities: office lease with Admin-Plant Management
    Div. incl. Maintenance & utilities and other meeting room rental
    • Repairs: --
    • 6. Printing & Advertising: printing reports
    • 7. Prof./Tech. Services: contracts with cultural presenters, artists, speakers etc.;
    contract to develop website, design logo, develop templates for stationery,
    newsletter, etc. All paid from gift and grants.
    • Computer & Systems Service: teleprocessing charges, computer software
    • 8. Communications: Telephone, fax, e-mail, voice-mail, data recurring, postage
    • 9. Travel & Subsistence Inst.: Mileage reimbursement, travel expenses to hold
    community meetings/celebrations in Baudette, Rochester, St. Cloud, etc.
    • Supplies: Office supplies
    • 10. Equipment: copier rental
    • 11. Employee Development: Workshops, seminars, courses for employee development
    • 12. Other Operating Costs: Banquet facilities incl. meals, etc. (APA Heritage Month),
    meals & refreshments for Council sponsored community meetings, workshops,
    conferences, etc. Mostly paid from dinner tickets (at cost), gift and grants.
    • Agency Provided Prof./Tech. S.: contract with Admin/MAD for consulting services
    • 13. State Agency Reimbursement: Reimbursement to CAPM per contract with Asian
    Media Access
    • Expense Budget Closing: Balance Forward
  • FY 09 Unallottments None
    FY 10 – 11 Budget Request
    (as submitted to CFO, goal is to maintain 4 FTEs)
  • 14. Governor’s Recommendation
  • 15. Fiscal Impact
    Impact on Staff
    • Salary Reduction
    • 16. Reduce Staff from 4 FTE to 3 FTE
    • 17. Unpaid Leave
    Impact on Performance
    • Reduced statewide presence and efforts
    • 18. Reduced projects and issues on which to work
    • 19. Reduced partnership with community groups and non-profits
    • 20. Reduced role and effort in Census 2010
    • 21. Reduced community convenings, forums and town-hall meetings
    • 22. Limited voice on community issues to policy makers and legislators
    Ending or suspending the annual commemoration and educational efforts of May as Asian American & Pacific Islanders Heritage Month
    Ending or suspending the annual presentation of the prestigious and respected Asian Pacific Leadership Awards
  • 23. Performance Outcomes for
    Current Biennium
  • 24. Advisor to Policy Makers
    1
    The Council actively advises policymakers on the issues pertinent to the community and works with them on addressing those issues
  • 25. Advocate
    2
    The Council zealously advocates for and believes in unleashing the internal strength and power of the community
  • 26. 3
    Bridge Builder
    The Council builds bridges leveraging assets and linking communities for a common good
    BOATS ON A RIVER,
    GUTHRIE Theater
    May 2008, the Council partnered with the Guthrie
    on post-performance discussions of the issue of human and sex trafficking. The Council was thrilled to play a part in bringing AAPI issues and actors to a mainstream stage.
    Dragon Festival
    2nd Weekend in July was launched by the Council to showcase the cultural heritage of the community
    Asian Pacific Leadership Awards are given by the Council Board to recognize and highlight the successes of the community
  • 27. Hennepin County Asian & Pacific Islanders Initiative Education ForumMarch 15, 2008
    Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
    658 Cedar Street, Suite 160, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155
    651.296.0538; 651.297.8735 fax
    www.capm.state.mn.us
  • 28. In the Community Dialogue Series, University of Minnesota and local experts are invited to the community to engage in discussion and share information on health topics chosen by
    community members.
    When: December 19, 2008
    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Where: Lao Cultural Center
    2648 W. Broadway Ave.
    Minneapolis, MN 55411
    Hepatitis B in Asian Communities
    Invited guest: Jian-Min Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
    Send us a question to be answered at this event:
    healthdisparities@umn.edu
  • 29. Strength Upon Strength: A Strategic Plan (January 2009 – December 2015)
    Mission
    The Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) was created by the Minnesota State Legislature in 1985 pursuant to Minnesota Statute 3.9226, subdivision 1, to fulfill three primary objectives: to advise the governor and members of the legislature on issues pertaining to Asian Pacific Minnesotans; to advocate on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific community; and to act as a broker between the Asian Pacific community and mainstream society.
    • Goal 1 - The Council actively advises policymakers on the issues pertinent to the community and works with them on addressing those issues
    • 30. Council Convening’s – The board will host quarterly convening with people of interest and influence in public policy. The convening will bring the board more directly into the discussion and formulation of public policy.
    • 31. Build Upon our Direct Connection to the Governor’s Office - establish good working relationship with the Governor and his cabinet. Invite and have Governor at one of the Council Convening’s.
    • 32. Visible Leadership – The Council has a presence at the legislature and is sought after for advice and opinion.
    • 33. Strong & Viable Public Agency – The Council has the financial resources it needs from the general fund to operate; the Council seeks grants and resources to support and strengthen its core functions.
    • 34. Goal 2 - The Council zealously advocates for and believes in unleashing the internal strength and power of the community
    • 35. Communication – Clarify our identity and build upon unity of purpose
    • 36. Growing Leadership Capacity – identify Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders, giving them recognition, support and opportunities for leadership
    • 37. Information Broker – Host issue forms & issue reports and recommendations
    • 38. Increased Civic Engagement – work with AAPI community to increase public leadership, voter registration & education and voting
    • 39. Goal 3 - The Council builds bridges leveraging assets and linking communities for a common good
    • 40. Heritage Month – is a resource and provide educational materials to all MN about AAPI community
    • 41. Leadership Awards – promote and highlight AAPI leaders and/or others who have made significant contributions to the community
    • 42. Cultural Broker – is an honest and credible source of information about and on the community