Create the Future Awards

Honoring the doers, builders, helpers, and innovators driving the future of our Downtown.  

Thursday, March 25, 2021

4 p.m. | Networking Breakout Sessions

4:30 – 6 p.m. | Program

Virtual Event

The Alonzo Awards and the ingenuity they highlight are getting a fresh new look and name to recognize the impact of our honorees as they work to make their visions of what our Downtown can be reality. 

We know the future of Downtown San Diego is bright. Join the Downtown Partnership for a unique look at the local trends and established strengths of urban environments that will continue to benefit our Downtown in the months and years ahead. We will also celebrate the individuals, groups and companies who are stepping up to support our community, finding new, creative ways to enhance the Downtown experience, and actively creating the future of a reimagined economically prosperous and culturally vibrant Downtown. 

Join other future-minded stakeholders of Downtown to see why confidence in urban areas remains strong, recognize the accomplishments and actions of our community, and celebrate all that the future has in store. Together, we can create the future for Downtown San Diego. 


The Awards: 

Inspired by the tradition of excellence demonstrated at The Alonzo Awards, the Create the Future Awards recognize some of Downtown’s best and brightest. As in previous years, this will include those championing milestone projects, leading groundbreaking initiativesand finding creative ways to enhance the Downtown experience. Several new award categories have also been added to recognize those who have stepped up to help Downtown in its time of need and who are taking a page from Alonzo Horton himself and leading the charge to reimagine what our Downtown can be.  

Award Nomination Form

Nominations will be accepted from 1/21/2021 – 2/15/2021.



Create the Future:  

We know those who get to experience Downtown San Diego are getting a glimpse into the future. With a changing skyline, resilient neighborhoods, and a community that’s innovating, we know that Downtown is finding itselfdreaming big and reimagining what the future might hold. Downtown is a place to create the future.  


Kaitlin Phillips, SVP Membership & Events –