In recognition of Women’s History Month, San Bernardino County Fifth District Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. will honor phenomenal unsung women from his district at the upcoming virtual event “SheRoes of the Fifth District” on March 18 at 6 p.m.

The women were selected from throughout the community for their accomplishments in their respective fields and for their dedication to improving the lives of others. The recipients are:

  • Farah Mohamed of Rialto, founder of Smile America Abdi Foundation
  • Kenesha Boyd of San Bernardino, co-founder of the VRP
  • Joyce Washington of Fontana, retiree and community leader
  • Amanda Maldonado-Arroyo of San Bernardino, branch manager at Wells Fargo and community activist
  • Angela McClain of Bloomington, founder of The Olive Branch Development & Empowerment Services
  • Nellie Cortez of Colton, retiree and long-time community activist

“The women who were selected for this recognition are selfless community advocates who inspire us every day and work tirelessly to improve the lives of those in our community. It is an honor to recognize them for their commitment and leadership,” Supervisor Baca said.

This event will be broadcast via Facebook Live @supervisorbacajr and YouTube Live at Please visit to RSVP. For more information, please call Supervisor Baca’s office at (909) 387-4565.

The Fifth District includes the cities of Colton, Fontana, Rialto, and San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Arrowhead Farms, Bloomington, Devore, El Rancho Verde, Little Third, Rosena Ranch, and Muscoy.