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The Arizona Asian American Association shall enhance unity, bring awareness to the public of cultural diversity, and address relevant issues, thereby strengthen the relationship between Asian Americans and the community at large.


For more information about our organization please click HERE


We want to thank all our volunteers and cultural directors for their contribution in dealing with some very tough challenges in 2020. Covid-19 really tied us down.


We recently completed our elections for the year 2021. We are very hopeful that if the present trend continues, we will host our festival in 2021. We will keep you updated continuously from time to time.


2021 -2022 Director / Officer List


Executive Board

President : Babu Raman
Vice President : Tina Bac Le
Secretary : Lynne Edson
Mia McCrary ( Festival Chair )
Keiko Conn ( Senior Advisor)


Directors at Large :
Thanh Mai Le
Dr James Campbell
Jet Mitro
Usani Weissinger
Sam Huang
Azuin Russell
Asia Espiritu Dising
Marie Cunning
Mari Dillard


2021 Culture Director

Bangladeshi – Tauhid Rahman
Cambodian – Staphani Pich
Chinese – Meng Ansley
Filipino – Asia Espiritu Dising
Indian – Dr Rachel Misra
Indonesian – Ursula Soesilo
Japanese – Keiko Conn
Karen – Aye Joy
Korean – Jee Nam
Laotian – Maniphone Lam
Malaysian – Mariann Selvaragu-Kok
Myanmar – Emily Chein
Nepali – Sara Hamal
Pacific Islander – Pualani Hokenhull
Pakistani – M Haroon Khamisani
Persian – Mitra Kamali
Taiwanese- Arthur Lin
Thai – Jet Mitro
Vietnamese – Thanh Mai Le

Proclamation of May 2021 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month by Governor Doug Ducey.. 4A president Babu Raman and Board receiving it from Mr Barry Wong, J.D.
Executive Director
Governor’s Office of Equal Opportunity “GOEO” | State of Arizona

More pics of our Annual General elections :

Special Invitation from the Arizona Asian Association Team!

Asian Festival Planning Meeting

on June 23, 2019

Past Presidents Recognition of 2018

Year of Service: Somsangouane – 2007

Year of Service: Maribel Dillard – 2010-2014

Year of Service : Medeline Ong – Sakata 1990-1991

Year of Service: Choo Tay 1995-1996

Year of Service: Bernard Wu – 2001-2003

Year of Service: Ashok Jain – 1991-1992; 1993-1994

CONGRATULATIONS to the newly inducted AAAA

2019-2020 Directors at Large

Thank you AZ Gov Executive Director Barry Wong for performing the induction

Beautiful Photos from the Festival