UC San Diego Park & Market was proud to sponsor the recent Downtown San Diego Partnership Installation Celebration, which took place on September 8, 2022. Hosted at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park on beautiful San Diego Bay, the event celebrated the appointment of Downtown San Diego Partnership’s officers and Board of Directors for the upcoming 2022 – 2023 fiscal year, all of whom were installed by Mayor Todd Gloria..
One highlight of the evening included a live, original game show, “San Diego Says,” hosted by Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath. Teams representing the city and county of San Diego went head to head, answering questions about San Diego history and facts to win bragging rights for the evening.
The Downtown San Diego Partnership is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote an economically prosperous and culturally vibrant Downtown in San Diego. The organization aims to be the principal voice and driving force of economic prosperity and cultural vitality of Downtown San Diego through membership, advocacy and public services. Its nearly 300 members represent a variety of business sectors, including real estate, technology, banking, law, defense, insurance, communications, energy and tourism.
Funds raised at the Installation Celebration will support advocacy for economic growth and revitalization, partnerships with regional business organizations and government agencies to strengthen the business climate, and strategies, public policy and programs that improve the quality of life in Downtown San Diego.
With its new presence in the heart of Downtown at Park & Market, UC San Diego makes the resources of a global research university accessible to the public. As Andrew Waltz, Director of Arts Management at UC San Diego Park & Market stated, “Through Park & Market, the university has expressed its commitment to Downtown San Diego. We look forward to joining the community in creating the connections and learning opportunities that will enrich San Diego and beyond in our unique, binational region. Our goal is for this space to be a launching point for the ideas and partnerships that will improve the lives of all San Diegans.”
At Park & Market, San Diego will benefit from an unprecedented array of talent and resources from around the world. The state of the art building provides a mix of public, business, arts and educational spaces for civic engagement, learning and collaboration. Programming will engage more than 10,000 local community members each year, and will allow unemployed and under-employed people to achieve academic certificates and well-paying jobs on an accelerated basis. Partners including Burnham Center for Community Advancement, Connect, Digital Gym Cinema, Qualcomm Institute, San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce (SDBCC) and San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will have access to the community leaders, expertise and resources that will propel their participation in and advancement of our evolving binational economy.
Park & Market was joined in its support of the 2022 Installation Celebration by Title Sponsor, Cox Communications; Installation Sponsor, San Diego Gas & Electric; and fellow Presenting Sponsor, Turner Construction. Learn more and view photos of the event at: https://downtownsandiego.org/events/installation-celebration/