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Heroes of Vista Gala 

The Vista Chamber of Commerce and Vista Education Foundation host the Heroes of Vista Gala and Fundraiser presented by Tri-City Medical Center. The Heroes of Vista Gala celebrates excellence in business, education, community service. Check out this list of distinguished awardees and nominees!

Register online to watch the celebration live on March 20, 2021. With your registration, you can view the event and to make a donation or bid on a fun silent auction item! Participants who register as bidders by 5pm on Friday, March 19 will be entered into a drawing to win a certificate good for a charcuterie board of tasty cheeses and accompaniments from Blue Oak Charcuterie. No purchase is necessary.

Community Service Award Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran of the Year

Healthcare Worker of the Year

Firefighter of the Year

Sheriff of the Year

John and Carol Herrera

Col. John Telles (Ret.)

Dr. Mark Yamanaka, Chief of Staff, Tri-City Medical Center

Captain Justin Golden

Deputy Liah Ector

Education Award Honorees

Art Educator of the Year

Technology Educator of the Year

Classified Person of the Year

Health Care Person of the Year

Administrator of the Year

Jennifer Corso, Lake Elementary

Michael Eiben, Vista Innovation & Design Academy

Byron Diaz Roca,

Maria Al-Shamma,

Rafael Olavide, Grapevine Elementary

Business Award Nominees

Business Person of the Year Nominees

John Bagley

Aaron Byzak

Joey Pope

WildWood Crossing & Cantina

Tri-City Medical Center

North County Janitorial

Small Business of the Year Nominees

Cat & Craft

North County Daily Star


Large Business/Non-Profit of the Year Nominees

Cox Communications

Dr. Bronner’s

North County Food Bank

Non-Profit of the Year Nominees

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

Got Your Back San Diego


New Business of the Year Nominees

Culichi Town

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