On April 21, 2018, ASIAN, Inc. hosted San Francisco mayoral canidates at the AAPI Civic Engagement Forum, which took place at Crystal Jade Restaurant on the Embarcadero. The event was sponsored by Civic Leadership USA (whose Founder/Chair is ASIAN, Inc. alum Sandy Chau) and emceed by Robert Handa of NBC Bay Area.

The purpose of the forum was to address the concerns of and inform San Francisco's AAPI community in deciding who will lead the city for the rest of departed Mayor Ed Lee's unexpired term. Candidates Angela Alioto, London Breed, Jane Kim, Mark Leno and Ellen Lee Zhou were on hand to answer the questions from a crowd of over 200 invitees.