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4 Indians in Governor’s New Asian-American Commission

September 2003
4 Indians in Governor’s New Asian-American Commission

Continuing the tradition started by previous Governor Roy Barnes, Governor Sonny Perdue announced the creation of a New Georgia Asian-American Commission to serve as an advisory board between the Governor's Office, other state government agencies and the private sector as they relate to Asian affairs and initiatives.

"The Georgia family of today includes citizens from many diverse cultures and backgrounds. Our diversity is a source of strength for this state, both nationally and internationally," said Governor Sonny Perdue. "I look forward to working with each member of these two commissions and the communities they represent.���We will work together for the good of Georgia and all the people who make this a great place to live and call home."

Both Commissions will be instrumental throughout the state working with local governments, community organizations, and private business. The Commissions will play an important advisory function for economic development to lure international companies to conduct business and create jobs and to help develop minority owned small businesses throughout the state. The Commissions will also serve a consulting role in policy development on multiple issues, including education, healthcare, and economic opportunity.

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The following are members of the Asian-American

Commission for a New Georgia:

1. Ritesh "Rick" Desai, Lawrenceville, GA

2. Jay K. Eun, Dunwoody, GA

3. Quyen Kiet, Chamblee, GA

4. Sachi Koto, Altanta, GA

5. Yung Krall, Snellville, GA

6. Thomas Lee, Marietta, GA

7. Byung J. Pak, Norcross, GA

8. Nancy Quan-Sellers, Stone Mountain, GA

9. Dr. Manoj H. Shah, Warner Robins, GA

10. Dr. Josephine Tan, Roswell, GA

11. Kenneth Suddeth, Columbus, GA

12. Willee Bonus, Norcross, GA

13. Dr. Krishna Mohan, Riverdale, GA

14. Bharath Shah, Atlanta, GA

15. Lani Wong, Dunwoody, GA

16. Dr. Sue-ling Wang, Norcross, GA

17. Bao Ky Vu, Atlanta, GA, Ex-officio member

18. Sunny K. Park, Atlanta, GA, Ex-officio member


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