Asian American Family Commission

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Commission on Equity and Inclusion

Function

The purpose of the Asian American Family Commission is to advise the Governor and General Assembly, as well as work directly with State agencies, to improve and expand existing policies, services, programs, and opportunities for Asian American families. The Asian American Family Commission shall guide the efforts of and collaborate with State agencies, including: the Department on Aging, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Employment Security, and others. This shall be achieved primarily by: (1) monitoring and commenting on existing and proposed legislation and programs designed to address the needs of Asian Americans in Illinois; (2) assisting State agencies in developing programs, services, public policies, and research strategies that will expand and enhance the social and economic well-being of Asian American children and families; (3) facilitating the participation of and representation of Asian Americans in the development, implementation, and planning of policies, programs, and services; and (4) promoting research efforts to document the impact of policies and programs on Asian American families. The work of the Asian American Family Commission shall include the use of existing reports, research and planning efforts, procedures, and programs.

Term

Members shall serve 3-year terms, except in the case of initial appointments. Five members, as determined by lot, shall initially be appointed to one-year terms; 5 members shall be appointed to 2-year terms; and 5 members shall be appointed to 3-year terms, so that the terms are staggered.

Senate Confirmation

No

Qualifications

Each member shall have working knowledge of human services, community development, or economic public policies in Illinois.

Compensation

Expenses

Composition

The Asian American Family Commission shall be comprised of 15 members. The Governor, the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives shall each appoint 3 members to the Commission. The Department on Aging, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Employment Security, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Public Health, the State Board of Education, the State Board of Higher Education, the Illinois Community College Board, the Department of Human Rights, the Capital Development Board, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Transportation shall each appoint a liaison to serve ex officio on the Commission.

Chair

Appointed by the Governor

Authority

20 ILCS 3916/10


Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
VACANT Governor Member
VACANT Governor Member
VACANT Governor Chair
Verma, Shobhana 06/01/2025 06/09/2022 President of the Senate Member
Quaraishi, Sima 06/01/2024 06/09/2022 President of the Senate Member
Takada, Michael 06/01/2023 06/09/2022 President of the Senate Member
Choi, Inhe 08/22/2019 Speaker of the House of Representatives Member Cook
Ngo, Tuyet 08/22/2019 Speaker of the House of Representatives Member Cook
Wu, David 08/22/2019 Speaker of the House of Representatives Member Cook
Cha, Thomas 08/20/2019 Minority Leader of the Senate Member
Hopkins, Cynthia 08/20/2019 Minority Leader of the Senate Member
Moy, Mabel 08/27/2019 Minority Leader of the Senate Member
Chung, Davyd W. 09/27/2019 Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Member
Del Mar, Aaron 09/11/2023 Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Member
VACANT Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Member
VACANT Statute Ex-Officio Department on Aging Liaison
Moore, Marjorie 10/21/2019 Statute Ex-Officio Department of Children and Family Services Liaison
Tumlos, Edwin 01/03/2024 Statute Ex-Officio Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Liasion
VACANT Statute Ex-Officio Department of Corrections Liasion
VACANT Statute Ex-Officio Department of Human Services Liasion
VACANT Statute Ex-Officio Department of Employment Security Liaison
Kung, Angela 05/18/2023 Statute Ex-Officio Department of Healthcare and Family Services Liaison
VACANT Statute Ex-Officio Department of Public Health Liaison
VACANT Statute Ex-Officio State Board of Higher Education Liasion
Daifallah, Assma 06/27/2022 Statute Ex-Officio State Board of Education Liasion
VACANT Statute Ex-Officio Illinois Community College Board Liasion
VACANT Statute Ex-Officio Department of Human Rights Liasion
VACANT Statute Ex-Officio Capital Development Board Liasion
VACANT Statute Ex-Officio Department of Labor Liasion
VACANT Statute Ex-Officio Department of Transportation Liasion