2020 APA Heritage Awards

San Francisco – Ho Chi Minh City Sister City Committee

25th Anniversary

San Francisco is proud to be the American city with the longest and deepest ties of friendship with Vietnam. This special connection contributes to the vitality of not only our city and Vietnam, but also to the strong ties between the two countries. The award winning Sister City Committee relationship promotes cultural, healthcare, bio- technology, environmental, transportation, educational, and other programs. The official ties between San Francisco and Ho Chi Minh City began in 1995 and pre-dates the diplomatic relationship between the United States and Vietnam by three months.

Since 1995, the City of San Francisco and the Sister City Committee have continued to build strong ties with Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam. We were the first city in the USA to host a Consulate General of Vietnam, which opened in 1997, and we are honored to be the home of Vietnam Airlines North American headquarters. In fact, the first scheduled air service between our countries left our SF International Airport in 2004. Our Sister City Committee has organized numerous trade and friendship missions since 1995 which have built strong ties and carried out innumerable projects of cooperation.

The Committee hosts monthly Meetups, inbound and outbound trade delegations, cultural and environmental missions and invite everyone to join us. We continue to place strong emphasis and importance on our friendship with Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam and look forward to new avenues of cooperation and partnership.

We are now in our 25th year and we look forward to the future with the hope of continuing to build a stronger relationship with the people of Ho Chi Minh City, and the other citizens of Vietnam. We can teach and learn, with the aim of improving the quality of life of all peace loving people.

APA Heritage Awards

2020 Honorees

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

40th Anniversary
Community Youth Center of San Francisco (CYC)

Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC)

50th Anniversary

City and County of San Francisco

Official Celebration

This is the official celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month for the City and County of San Francisco.