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Asian Pacific American Task Force
Asian Pacific American Cultural Festival

Lunar New Year Celebration

Join the City of Rockville's Asian Pacific American Task Force to celebrate Lunar New Year on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Thomas S. Wootton High School, 2001 Wootton Parkway. This free event will feature multi-generational performances from 10 a.m.-noon, activities, colorful and traditional exhibits, and a taste of Asian cuisine.

For additional details, call Liaison Janet Kelly at 240-314-8316. For accessibility questions, call the ADA coordinator at 240-314-8108.


Task Force Meetings

Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.


  • Akemi Maeshima
  • Eric Wang
  • Sultana Begum

  • John Lin
  • Teresa Harn
  • Cindy Sadur
Staff Liaison: Janet Kelly.

Task Force Overview:

The Mayor and Council established the Asian Pacific American Task Force in May 2008 in an effort to create communication between the Asian-American community and the City government. The task force is a group, committed to helping Rockville become more aware of the needs of the Asian-American community. The task force also provides resources, educates the general public about the contributions of Asian-Americans and engages the Asian-American community (businesses and residents) in City activities.

Services and Programs
Programs and services are offered throughout the year to celebrate and support the Asian-American community.

Programs include forums on financial, legal and immigration issues and other events throughout the year.
Connection with Businesses
To engage and establish connections with the business community, task force members visit Rockville businesses to find out their needs and get them involved in community activities. Each year the task force provides assistance and support to the Asian-American Business Conference.

Interpreting and Translating
To ensure that Asian residents who don't speak English understand City projects and can access certain City services, task force members are available to translate written material or interpret conversations. Some of the assistance occurs during service fairs, refuse and recycling demonstrations, voter registrations and mediation sessions and mediation intakes.

Special Events
To further heighten community awareness of the Asian Pacific American culture, the task force participates in various events, including festivals and diversity events.

Past Events of 2014:

Forum/Educational Workshop

Saturday, November 1 at 10:30
Rockville City Hall, Mayor and Council Chambers

This free workshop is for all jobseekers that need to develop and/or hone interviewing skills. This workshop will assist if you are displaced from work, changing careers, have limited interviewing skills, a high school student preparing for a job, or returning to the workforce. See calendar for more information.

The Asian Pacific American Cultural Festival was held on May 3-4, 2014 

Rockville’s Asian Pacific American Task Force sponsored a two-day cultural festival in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
on Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4, at Lincoln Park Community Center, with film screenings, cultural performances, games and more.

Attendees viewed and engaged in demonstrations including Asian-themed games, feng shui, character writing and henna tattoos in the center’s multipurpose room. The gymnasium hosted Asian film screenings and cultural performances. Each day will highlighted different performances and demonstrations from various Asian countries including India, China, the Philippines, Korea,Taiwan and more.