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2023 Heroes of Vista

Tri-City Medical Center
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The Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Vista Education Foundation present the 12th Annual Heroes of Vista Gala

When: Friday, March 10

Where: The Vistonian (306 S. Santa Fe Ave)

Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

We will celebrate excellence in education, business, public safety and more.

Trudy Bronner from Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Enjoy this evening celebrating our community with awards, hors d'oeuvres, and great company!

Immediately following the Heroes of Vista event, local restaurants will be offering special dinner packages for your enjoyment. More information to come.

Event Pictures

Visit our Facebook page here to see all the pictures from this magical night!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Tri-City Medical Center
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Heroes of Vista Finalists

Community Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Trudy Bronner, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps

Sheriff of the Year

Deputy Jorgen Pedersen

Deputy Frank Ramos

Firefighter of the Year

Michael Saldaña

Veteran of the Year

Master Sergeant Rudy Moreno, USAF (Ret.)

Nick Ljubic Chamber Champion

Terry Woods, North County Daily Star

Healthcare Hero

Steve Dietlin, CEO, Tri-City Medical Center

Business Categories

Businessperson of the Year

Amir Khodor, CardConnect

Denisse Barragan, J & R Auto Body and Paint

Lisette Hart, Yoga Branch Studio

New Business of the Year

ADU Gurus

Giddy Up Pup Pet Resort & Spa

SVN Vanguard

Small Business of the Year


Mikko Sushi

Sunny Days Sunshine Center

Large Business of the Year

Applied Membranes



Vista Unified School District Awardees

Administrator of the Year

Tracy Zachry

Assistant Principal, Casita Center

Classified Person of the Year

Georginne Smith

Office Manager, Mission Vista High School

Technology Educator of the Year

Dewayne Cossey

Director of Information Technology, District Office

Art Educator of the Year

George Doyle

Teacher, The Leadership Academy

Healthcare Person of the Year

Holly Gruver

Licensed Vocational Nurse, Roosevelt Middle School

Longevity Awards

Eckert & Sons, Inc

70 years

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