New Americans Advisory Council


Nominations are Open for Rochester’s New American Advisory Council!

Make a difference and help ensure our newest Americans are heard in City Hall! The New Americans Advisory Council (NAAC) is an official liaison to the Mayor’s Office and City Council. Its goal is to provide advice, knowledge and information to Rochester’s leadership so it can act on issues important to new Americans, including our immigrants and refugees.
The NAAC will have 15 members with 10 being members of our new Americans community and 5 being representatives of service providers. The goal is to ensure a diverse membership includes a wide range of ethnicities, experiences and backgrounds that represents the reality of Rochester and its neighborhoods.

The NAAC will meet monthly, as well as, have sub-committees and opportunities to work on projects identified as important by its membership. The most important qualification is a deep and personal understanding of the New American experience in Rochester.

Use the form below to submit a nomination. For more information or if you have questions, contact Founding Chair Bijaya Khadka at
Applications will be accepted through September 17, 2021. Selected nominees will be submitted by the Mayor’s Office to City Council for approval by December 1, 2021.