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City Efforts to Support AAPI

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How the City is honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Month
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On Wednesday, May 5 at 10:55 a.m. the City of Portland’s affinity groups, Hapa, Asian, and Pacific Islanders of Portland (HAPI) and
Filipino American City Employees (FACE) led a proclamation ceremony to declare the month of May as Portland's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 

Also on Wednesday, the City announced that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. CityStrong and Civic Life led the ceremony, as Mayor Wheeler read the proclamation co-written by Civic Life Mental Health Coordinator Tyesha McCool-Riley and City of Portland Health and Wellness Coordinator Courtney Gilmore at 10:25 a.m.

Both ceremonies are recorded and can be viewed on the City’s YouTube Channel, eGov PDX or by visiting portland.gov/video.

This month, you may also notice TriMet buses celebrating AAPI history and leadership with colorfully illustrated bus wraps. You can find out more about each of the inspiring leaders honored by TriMet here!