Today, the number of Asian Americans has grown to more than 28,000, nearly 30 percent of the city’s population.
He’s hoping that spurs more Asian Americans in Quincy to play a larger role in city politics and civic life.
Recently, the chamber added three Asian American members to its board.
Asian Americans make up 39.5 percent of the city’s public school students, but only 3.5 percent of its teachers.
“We’re not building a Chinatown in Quincy,” said Philip Chong, chief executive of Quincy Asian Resources Inc., a nonprofit serving immigrant communities.