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2024 Heroes of Vista Gala

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Business Community and Education

The Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Vista Education Foundation present the 13th Annual Heroes of Vista Gala.


When: Friday, March 22 | 4:00 - 7:00pm

Where: The Vistonian | 306 S Santa Fe Ave.


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.

Community Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Jack Larimer, Vista Historical Society

Firefighter of the Year

Ian Wong-Welch

Nick Ljubic Chamber Champion

Adam Brooks, Alchemy Print

Veteran of the Year

Colonel (Ret.) Vincent J. Lostetter, Jr.

Sheriff of the Year

Deputy Kyle Ambat & Deputy Justin Gillett

Business Awards

Large Business of the Year


Applied Membranes


Education Awards

Arts Educator of the Year

Carol Jones

Theatre Teacher, Mission Vista High School

Technology Educator of the Year

Rya Hege

Teacher, T.H.E. Leadership Academy

Classified Person of the Year

Dave Shaputis

Plant Lead, Bobier Elementary School

Administrator of the Year

Emyr Rich

Assistant Principal, Vista Magnet Middle School

Health Care Person of the Year

Carol Oliver

Health Tech/Attendance, Major General Raymond Murray High School

Longevity Awards
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