A group photo of SBVC administrators with San Bernardino Mayor Helen Tran
Helen Tran listening to speakers during the API kick off

On May 1, San Bernardino Valley College launched Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month with an inspiring keynote from San Bernardino Mayor Helen Tran.

Recently-elected Mayor Tran is the city’s first Asian-American mayor and the first Vietnamese American woman to be elected mayor of a U.S. city. At the event, she shared her family’s story. "We want a safe place to live, to raise our families to make sure we are all healthy and thriving," she said.