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The SDAPA Awards will be held Thursday, May 9th at the Alesmith Barrel Cellar at 9990 Alesmith Court. Situated in the centrally-located Miramar light industrial area, the Barrel Cellar will give attendees a view of the inner workings of one of San Diego’s most successful breweries.

Acknowledging the important relationship between the region’s military and urban planning communities, this year’s awards event theme is “Ready to Serve.”  Our master of ceremonies will be Rear Admiral (Ret.) Garland Wright, a Coronado resident awarded the Navy’s Distinguished Service Medal.

The event will include a beer and wine happy hour, dinner, swing music by Zymzzy and swing dance lessons with Firehouse Swing Dance.

Join us to celebrate our profession’s contributions to quality of life in the San Diego County/Imperial County region. Bring your appetite and wear your dancing shoes!

Walking Tour @ 4 pm 

The walking tour takes place before the Awards Banquet.  People interested in the walking tour should plan to meet at Alesmith at 4pm to carpool over to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar.  The tour is approximately 1 ½ hours and is eligible for AICP CM credits.

The City of San Diego and Miramar Air Station have a long history of working together and have collaborated on many technological developments.   This walking tour will highlight Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar’s commitment to promoting water and energy resilience and the impacts MCAS Miramar’s efforts have on the community.  Attendees will learn about the San Diego Pure Water Initiative as well as the micro grid as they tour the new power plant and battery storage system.  There will also be an opportunity to tour the aviation museum.

Specifically, participants will learn how MCAS Miramar is:

  • Promoting energy efficiency and independence by installing a microgrid;
  • Generating energy locally through methane cogeneration;
  • Increasing its renewable energy portfolio;
  • Partnering with adjacent community to achieve water resilience;
  • Collaborating with adjacent cities to promote technological development; and
  • Contributing to housing supply with on-base residential development.

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