Dhasa: Tashi Namgyal Khamshitsang, a Tibetan-American, has been appointed to the State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, by the Washington State Governor. The governmental department sees to the well-being of Asian Pacific Americans who currently reside in the state, by guaranteeing their access to involvement in government affairs, business and education, amongst other areas.
Khamshitsang, a resident of Seattle, migrated to the United States in 1999 before becoming President of the Tibetan Association of Washington State. Prior to this he worked in various positions for the Tibetan Government-in-exile for 26 years, including Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Nepal.
"We need people like you, who are willing to give of their time and abilities to our state", said the Governor, Christine O'Gregoire, in the appointment letter. His three-year term began on 1st July 2010 and will continue until 30th June 2013.