Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Jonjy Ananth was sworn in Feb. 17 as a commissioner of the statewide Asian American Commission at the State House by Treasurer Deborah Goldberg with Worcester Mayor Joe Petty in attendance.
The commission was established by statute in 2006 to serve as a resource on issues affecting Asian-American communities in the state, and in recognition of the Asian-American community’s contributions to the educational, economic, technological and cultural wellbeing of the commonwealth.
The Asian-American Commission consists of 20 members who are appointed to three-year terms.
“I am honored and humbled to serve the people of the commonwealth as a commissioner with the Asian American Commission,” Ananth said. “I will work to actively engage with our Asian-American community to help strengthen the bonds between us and to celebrate our diverse commonwealth.”
He added, “I would like to thank Treasurer Goldberg, Worcester Mayor Joe Petty, Senator Michael Moore and State Representative Hannah Kane for their support of the Asian-American community.”