Vida Lin

Years in OCA Las Vegas: 23

Go-to boba drink: Milk tea with boba
Vida Lin has worked closely with the Las Vegas Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community for the past 28 years. She currently serves as the founder and president of the Asian Community Development Council (ACDC), a 501(c)3 non-profit community organization in Nevada established to educate, connect and empower the fastest growing demographic in the United States.

Through the creation of ACDC, Ms. Lin has created a space for vital resources for the API community. She developed the first Asian food pantry in Nevada in response to the pandemic, providing culturally-appropriate food that meets the dietary needs of the community as part of the first steps to tackle food insecurity. She has created both COVID-19 and flu pop-up vaccination clinics with the goal of serving individuals with limited English proficiency. ACDC also assists with
health insurance enrollment, free citizenship assistance, translation, and voter education. ACDC hosts College Readiness Bootcamp, GraduAsian, Asian Night Market (co-hosted with OCA Las Vegas), Run for Rice and Walk for Wellness 5k among others. ACDC opened the HAPI (Healthy Asians & Pacific Islanders) Medical Center on August 8, 2022 to serve the underinsured, uninsured and underserved community in Las Vegas. ACDC also opened a Reno location on September 9, 2022 to serve the Northern Nevada community.

A 20+ year insurance broker who built an insurance agency committed to serving diverse minority communities, Ms. Lin is also one of the co-founders of OCA Las Vegas, an AAPI advocacy and civil rights group, and has served as President of the Asian Chamber of Commerce Las Vegas. Ms. Lin has been chosen as a guest speaker for various leadership and advocacy conferences, and has won numerous awards and recognitions. In 2022, she received the prestigious Bank of America “Neighborhood Builders: Racial Equality Award”, selected as one of five awardees in the United States making extraordinary contributions to break down racial barriers.