Governor Jay Inslee appointed Michael Itti as the executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs in early April. Itti is a second generation Thai-Chinese American born and raised in Washington.
He will advise the governor, the Legislature, state agencies, and local government on policies, programs, and needs of the Asian Pacific American community.
Itti was the program coordinator for the Asian and Pacific Islander American Voices in Education Initiative at the Win/Win Network. He engaged students, families, and community members across Washington state in education policy-making to support the success of Asian Pacific American students. Prior to joining the Win/Win Network, he worked to promote civic engagement as a staff member for the Legislature and as an education advocate for the League of Education Voters.
Itti serves as a council member for the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority and is a former board member for the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce. (end)