Anita Yap

Anita Yap is the founding partner of the MultiCultural Collaborative. A partnership of professionals of color providing consulting services for equity, inclusion and diversity services for non-profits and governments. Her team focuses on authentic community engagement with culturally specific communities, urban design, equity policy, facilitation, strategic planning and organizational development.

Anita is an active community member, volunteering with the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), the Jade International District and past Board of Governors for the City Club of Portland, Resource Council for Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council and several other non-profit boards.

Anita was appointed by Mayor Sam Adams as co-chair for the Arts Access and Education Fund for the City of Portland. Anita worked with public art projects in Bend Oregon and with Lane Transit District in Eugene. In addition, she worked with east Portland communities to create a needs assessment for a Multicultural Arts Center and engaged with the arts community in the city of Damascus to envision a mixed-use arts focused development.

Gender Pronouns: She/her/hers