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 an exceptional night celebrating Downtown’s next chapter as well as the Downtown Partnership’s 30-year anniversary.
A special thank you to our amazing sponsors, including our 30-year anniversary sponsors at SDG&E and US Bank, for making this event possible. A big thank you to our incredible Master of Ceremonies, Luis Cruz. And of course, congratulations again to all our 2023 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.
March 14, 2023
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel
1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
5:00 p.m. | Welcome Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. | Entertainment & Networking
7:00 p.m. | Dinner & Program
Official after party at Hilton’s Hudson & Nash immediately following the awards program
Master of Ceremonies:
Community and Public Relations Director
San Diego Union-Tribune
Government Partner of the Year Award – City of San Diego Councilmember Stephen Whitburn, District 3
Small Business Impact Award – Good Earth Plant Company
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award – San Diego Tourism Authority DEI Tourism Accelerator
Grow Urban Sustainability Award – Circuit
Cultural Vitality Award – San Diego Bowl Game Association & Sports San Diego
The Jim Dawe Humanitarian Award – Third Avenue Charitable Organization
Create the Future Award – GENESIS San Diego
Founders Award – Laurie Black
Reference the list of previous winners below to learn more about the people, projects, and initiatives that have been recognized.
Our top priority remains the health and safety of our attendees, speakers and staff. By adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, we believe that we and our venue partners can create a safe, welcoming environment for our communities to share the experiences they rely on the Downtown San Diego Partnership to provide.
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:
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.