Paul Tabayoyon is the Executive Director for our Yakima Chapter of the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC-Yakima). I have always claimed Yakima Washington as my home. After 20 years of travel in the United States and western hemisphere, working a career in engineering services, continuing my education has always been central to my achieving my goals.
In 2019, I graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree of Applied Science in Integrated Energy Management, an Energy Manager and Systems Analyst, following previous education at Perry Technical and Yakima Valley College.
Adding environmental sustainability, social, and economic considerations while enhancing my previous career of industrial automation engineering and project management, I feel I have increased my understanding of the equity imbalances across many community and business spectrums. Having grown up in a small community, I still have ties to family and childhood friends, and work to improve our community.
Through being present, involved, and willing to take the initiative, we can improve access to information and educational programs to ensure that everyone, regardless of economic or social status, has the opportunity to improve themselves, their families, and their communities. I feel I understand the need for strong diversity and the contributions that come from many different economic, social, and cultural sources within our communities.