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This is a question that recurs every election cycle. Asian Americans are the fastest growing community, comprising nearly 7% of the Greater Austin population. However, Asian Americans are underrepresented on boards, commissions and committees addressing issues and policies pertaining to the city, the county or the state, though some improvements have taken place in the past 2-3 years. To address this disparity, what steps do you plan to take to nominate additional Asian-Americans to serve on boards, commissions and committees?

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council, District 1

Representation is paramount to diversity in thought, policy creation and actions that make
Austin a better city for all residents. I would lean on the relationships I have created in my
experience as a lifelong Austin resident as well as consult with organizations that represent the
Asian American community for qualified candidates to serve on boards, commissions and