History of Inland Action

For over 65 years, InlandAction has been a catalyst for improving the quality of life in the Inland Empire. The organization, comprised of local business and civic leaders, has earned a strong reputation for successfully advocating and securing funding for endeavors that benefit the region.

InlandAction’s roots can be traced back to the 1950’s when community leaders like Milton Sage (Sages Markets), Leslie Harris (The Harris Company) and James Guthrie (The San Bernardino Sun/The Press-Enterprise) worked together to support Norton Air Force Base Military Airlift Command operations.

Over the next several decades, InlandAction would play a key role in successfully transitioning Norton Air Force Base to the bustling San Bernardino International Airport. This was accomplished through redirecting the vision of the airport to a sustainable model and securing millions of dollars from the Federal Aviation Administration for airport improvements.

Norton Air Force Base, circa 1967

InlandAction has been at the forefront of numerous other local achievements including the growth of California State University, San Bernardino, transportation improvements such as the Devore Interchange and Colton Crossing, and the development of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

Today, InlandAction maintains its strong relationships with decision makers at all levels of government and regularly conducts advocacy trips in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Local officials have come to rely on InlandAction as a key resource in accomplishing ambitious projects.

InlandAction is supported by staff with decades of expertise in transportation, environmental issues, and government administration.