Clark County's Asian-American Pacific Islander Community Commission (AAPICC) is conducting a survey of the socio-economic and service needs of Asian and Pacific Islander residents in Southern Nevada.
A link to the 13-question survey is posted on the home page of Clark County's website at ClarkCountyNV.gov. The survey is confidential and seeks demographic information, education and income levels, and asks participants to rank 15 listed services in order of importance. The survey can be filled out online, or a copy of the survey can be downloaded and emailed to AAPICCClark@gmail.com. The results will be compiled into a report after the survey closes May 1.
"We appreciate the work our Asian-American Pacific Islander Community Commission is doing and encourage members of the growing AAPI community to participate in this survey," said Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom, who advocated for the creation of the AAPI panel. "Our residents of Asian-American and Pacific Islander descent make up a very diverse community in the Las Vegas Valley. It's important for Clark County to know what the residents' needs are and how we can better serve them."
The AAPICC first met in October 2019 to identify the social and economic needs of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities in Clark County. Objectives include hosting a resource conference and studying the feasibility for developing an Asian-American Pacific Islander cultural center in the Las Vegas Valley. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up about 11 percent of Clark County's population, according to 2017 U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
"The survey is just the beginning of our service to the AAPI community of Clark County," said
Margie Gonzales, Chairperson of the AAPI Community Commission. "Backed up with the local history, list of organizations and leaders, and the most updated demographics (on record) of each AAPI community, the survey results will potentially lead us to knowing their priority social and economic needs and if they have access to these needs. The AAPI Commission aims to address any other unmet needs after the report has been submitted to the Clark County Board of Commissioners."
The AAPICC meets monthly at the Clark County Government Center, and is scheduled to report its findings and recommendations to the County Commission in June. AAPICC meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Pueblo Room, located on the first floor of the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.