KATHMANDU, AUGUST 17.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has formed the first Asian Affairs Advisory Council for the mayor including dignitaries from various backgrounds including a representative of the Nepali community. The New York City government has nominated 21 members from diverse backgrounds including Nabaraj KC, a Nepali-origin businessman, and a realtor. The Council was established to advise the mayor’s office regarding the welfare of the Asian community.
“The very first Asian Affairs Advisory Council for Mayor Eric Adams will serve as a bridge between city government and Asian American & Pacific Islander communities across the five boroughs,” said the Office of NYC Mayor Eric Adams. “The council plans to focus on three priority issues in its first year: public safety, economic recovery, and education.”
According to the Office of the NYC Mayor, Adams will work with the advisory council to identify issues in AAPI communities, find solutions, and showcase results. The council will also facilitate communications with AAPI businesses in NYC, cultivate young AAPI student leaders, and organize educational programs for underserved communities.
KC, who has been living in Queen’s College Point, New York, with his wife and two children, will represent the Nepali community to the Council. He is also working to connect the Nepali community with American politics and politicians.