Last Tuesday, over 30 local city, educational and business leaders joined the meet and greet to support Williams in his re-election campaign for the San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees. As the representative for District 2, Williams represents the city of Rialto and the unincorporated Muscoy. Supporters included SBCCD Trustees Don Singer and John Longville, Hardy Brown II of the SB County Board of Education, Mike Gallo and Danny Tillman from the San Bernardino City Unified Board of Education, Rialto Councilmen Joe Baca Jr, Edger Montes and Joseph Martinez of the Rialto Unified School District Board and former Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter.
Williams said, “I am fully committed to making sure every student has access to a quality education; as a former community student, I am interested in ensuring that students are provided with the opportunities and experience that help them build skills and positive habits they can use in the workforce and in life.”
Joseph Williams has served as a Member of the San Bernardino Board of Trustees for five years and President of the Board for the last two years. Williams also runs the Inland Empire-based Youth Action Project. He founded YAP in 1998 to empower youth and young adults in developing the skills and habits needed for economic and social success. Through his efforts at YAP since 2006, YAP has provided paid work experience to 700 local college-age youths.
Williams and the Board of Trustees are responsible for overseeing the policy, curriculum, personnel, and budget of the San Bernardino Community College District which includes: San Bernardino Valley College, Crafton Hills College, Empire Network (KVCR) and the Economic Development and Corporate Training Corporation.
Williams attended both San Bernardino Valley and Crafton Hills College and served as the SBVC Student Trustee in 2006. Williams also serves on the influential California Workforce Development Board where he takes part in advising the Governor on State workforce policy.
Williams will be on the ballot on November 6, 2018.