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2020 LEAD San Diego Visionary Awards

October 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

LEAD San Diego’s annual Visionary Awards brings together community, business, and elected leaders to celebrate innovative, collaborative, and change-making leadership. Leadership that is making meaningful, long-lasting impacts on the people, neighborhoods, and industries of our bi-national region. Join us as we recognize the leaders who are making positive change in our community.

Watch the 2019 Visionary Awards Highlights Video

View the 2019 Visionary Awards Photo Album

Watch the 2019 Visionary Awards Honoree’s Video Vignettes

Award recipients will be honored in the following categories:

The Neil Morgan Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement
Named for the late journalistic icon Neil Morgan, awarded to an individual who has served as a catalyst for positive change, resulting in a better future for our region.


LEAD Graduate of the Year
Awarded to a LEAD San Diego graduate who epitomizes excellence in community leadership.


Innovation & Economic Opportunity Award
Recognizing visionary leadership by redefining how we tackle challenges to create change or create economic opportunities that improve the quality of life in our region.


The Ronald Kendrick Memorial Award for Regional Collaboration
Named for late banking executive and community leader Ronald Kendrick, presented in recognition of visionary leadership as demonstrated through coalescing diverse communities, focusing on collaborative approaches to shared resources, synergies, and problem-solving skills for positive regional outcomes.


The Charles Nathanson Memorial Award for Cross-Border Region Building
Named for the late Charles Nathanson, a champion of cross-border communication and development, presented in recognition of visionary leadership demonstrated in addressing joint solutions to cross-border issues, further uniting San Diego and Baja California for a common future.


Community Spotlight Award
Announced at the Visionary Awards event, this annual award recognizes an unsung hero who has made a significant impact on our community through the dedication of their time, talent, and treasure.


Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Marriott Marquis, 333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

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October 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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