Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Chang Wang, Partner of Kingsfield Law Office, to the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, as the official representative of all Minnesotans of Chinese heritage. 

The Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) was created by the Minnesota State Legislature in 1985 pursuant to Minnesota Statute 3.9226, subdivision 1, to fulfill three primary objectives: to advise the governor and members of the legislature on issues pertaining to Asian Pacific Minnesotans; to advocate on behalf of those issues; and to serve as the bridge for and between Asian Pacific Minnesotans and non-Asian Pacific Minnesotans. In 1993, to honor the achievements and contributions of Asian/Pacific Americans, the US Congress, by Public Law 102-450, designated the month of May each year as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.”

In 2015, Chang Wang received the Asian Pacific Outstanding Contribution Award from the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, for “his outstanding contributions to education, legal service, and diversity in business.”