A lifelong resident of the City of Pomona, Victor Preciado has a prosperous vision of how the City of Pomona can continue to grow through community engagement, safety, and presence.
Victor was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. His family moved to Pomona when he was 8 years old. From a young age, Victor has loved and believed in the change that a City can offer its residents and as an alum of the Pomona Unified School District he has experienced firsthand the potential that our children can achieve when they are provided the resources they need.
In November 2018, Victor was elected to the Pomona City Council, representing District 2. As a Councilmember, his priorities have been: reactivating parks, fostering the arts, reevaluating infrastructure, and ensuring there are equitable and safe transportation options available to Pomona residents. Victor sits on the Foothill Transit board and during his tenure at Foothill Transit, has made it a point to emphasize accessibility of the transit system to the community.
In April of 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Victor coordinated deliveries of groceries to families in need across Pomona. During the height of the pandemic, Victor and his group of volunteers delivered groceries to nearly 700 Pomona families each week. Victor and the volunteers still continue to deliver groceries to over 350 Pomona families each week.
At the beginning of 2022, Victor along with other community leaders looked for ways to provide more resources to those in need. Victor partnered up with various community organizations to organize a monthly "CommUnity Pull Up" in various neighborhoods throughout Pomona. These “Pull Ups” served as resource fairs, where individuals could obtain groceries, food, haircuts, and many other resources, all completely free. The vision behind these resource fairs is to ensure to meet community members where they are, rather than wait for them to come to these resources.
As a lifelong Pomona resident, Victor wants to continue giving back to the community. His energy, spirit of community, and commitment to solving simple and complex problems through collaboration are what make Victor a Noches 2022 Honoree.
ActiveSGV's annual awards party, Noche de las Luminarias, honors people making strides to realize a more sustainable, equitable, and livable San Gabriel Valley. On 9/22/22 we are excited to once again host the event in a beautiful, outdoor setting at Grapevine Arbor in the City of San Gabriel. More information about the event and how to get tickets here.