Create the
Future Awards

Recognizing the people, projects, and initiatives driving the bright future of Downtown. 


Thank you for joining us at the Create the Future Awards recognizing the excellence happening in our community. It was a wonderful night connecting and celebrating Downtown’s next chapter together.

A special thank you to our amazing sponsors, including our title sponsor, Outfront Media, and our presenting sponsors, SDG&E and US Bank, for making this event possible. A big thank you to our incredible master of ceremonies, Chuck Reiter. And of course, congratulations again to all our 2024 award recipients.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with all of you on this exciting vision for the future in the years and months ahead.

2024 Recipients

Previous Award Winners

Reference the list of previous winners below to learn more about the people, projects, and initiatives that have been recognized. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there will be tray passed wine during the reception, and alcohol for purchase at the bars during the reception and dinner program. Each guest will receive a 3-course plated dinner.

The reception, dinner, and program will all be indoors. Cocktail or business attire is recommended.

Funds raised from this event will be used to support the Downtown Partnership’s mission of advancing an economically prosperous and culturally vibrant Downtown. This includes the following areas:  

  • Advocacy for economic growth and revitalization of Downtown.  
  • Partnerships with regional business organizations and government agencies to strengthen the business climate in Downtown.  

  • Identifying needs, developing strategies, shaping public policy and implementing programs to improve the quality of life in Downtown.  

Your Event Team

These modifications are subject to change. Changes and event updates will be posted here and communicated to attendees prior to the event.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the events team.  

Kathryn Newstead
(619) 933-0032

Jenny Brenner
(661) 644-5387

"They say you reflect the company you keep; that’s why Intesa is a proud annual sponsor of the Create the Future Awards. This investment elevates our brand recognition while giving us the opportunity to connect with executives, policy makers, and awardees who are changing Downtown San Diego for the better. I highly recommend sponsoring and attending this and other Downtown San Diego Partnership events to bring greater visibility to your services and grow your network."
Margie Newman Tsay
Intesa Communications Group