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October 14, 2014

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the Downtown San Diego Partnership celebrated its 52nd Annual Alonzo Awards, honoring the people, places and projects that have made significant contributions to the revitalization and advancement of Downtown. The event was held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.

Peter Callstrom, SDWP President and CEO, attended the event, along with Kevin Crawford, President and CEO of United Way of San Diego County. Crawford also sits on SDWP’s Policy Board.

Following are the 2014 Alonzo Award recipients: 

  • Sustainable Business Practices Award: Irvine Company Office Properties 
  • Vic Kops Humanitarian Award: San Diego Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team
  • Build Your Business Alonzo Award: Emmes Realty Services of California, LLC
  • Made to Move Alonzo Award: Uber
  • Create the Vibe Alonzo Award: SILO in Makers Quarter, Stacey Lankford Pennington
  • Make Your Place Alonzo Award: FORM15, Holland Partner Group
  • Volunteer of the Year: Gary Smith and Joyce Summer
  • Founder’s Award: County Supervisor Ron Roberts, the County Waterfront Park

The Downtown San Diego Partnership is an advocate for the branding, revitalization, economic vitality, and growth of Downtown San Diego. It is a member-based, nonprofit organization with more than 325 members, representing a variety of business sectors, including real estate, start-up incubators, banking, law, defense, insurance, communications, technology, energy, and tourism and hospitality.

Picture (Front L to R): Nancy Sasaki, Executive Director, Alliance Healthcare Foundation; Jim Beaubeaux, CFO/COO, San Diego County Medical Society; Judith Yates, Sr. Vice President, Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties; Joye Blount, Vice President, US Bank; Vicky Carlson, President/CEO, LEAD San Diego. (Back L to R): Scott Suckow, Vice President, Mental Health Systems; Victoria Joes, Principal of Housing Policy and Programs, LeSar Development; Ted Anasis, Manager Airport Planning, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and Mental Health Systems Board of Directors; Rita Monteiro, Ph.D., VA San Diego & MHS Board of Directors; Peter Callstrom, President/CEO, San Diego Workforce Partnership; Kevin Crawford, President/CEO, United Way of San Diego County; Jolane Crawford, Director of Business Development, Schubach Aviation

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