You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of celebration at MCBC's 28th Annual Gala & Economic Development Awards on Friday, April 26th at 6:00 pm. This prestigious event will take place at The Inn at Spanish Bay, where we will gather to honor outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to our community.
This year we will be honoring and highlighting "Community Builders" who have played a pivotal role in making a positive impact through housing initiatives. We are thrilled to recognize and applaud those who have dedicated themselves to enhancing the quality of life in our region and take steps towards housing solutions.
Date: Friday, April 26th
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: The Inn at Spanish Bay
Our 2024 Community Builders Are......
Agriculture - Avila Construction
Avila Construction is at the forefront of pioneering farm worker housing solutions. Their innovative approach has established a model for creating best-in-class living conditions for farm workers, providing a high quality of life.
Education - Salinas Union High School District
The Salinas Union High School District is leading the way by offering groundbreaking workforce housing for teachers and staff. This initiative, featuring 50 units in the City of Salinas, marks a significant step forward in supporting educational professionals.
Nonprofit - Community Human Services
Community Human Services' Shuman HeartHouse project represents a milestone in shelter provision on the Monterey Peninsula. As the first-ever shelter in the area, it offers a safe refuge and a pathway to permanent housing for those in need.
Government - City of Gonzales
Recognized as an "All American City" in 2023, the City of Gonzales stands out for its commitment to civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness, and innovation. With a bold housing plan underway, Gonzales is addressing the evolving needs of its community while fostering growth.
Creative & Innovation - Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District's innovative initiatives include a safe parking and hotel voucher program tailored to support homeless students and their families, ensuring they have access to vital resources.
Sustainable Building & Design - Rancho Cielo
Rancho Cielo's "Nexus 01" project has earned acclaim for its sustainable and cost-effective housing solutions. By prioritizing consumer health and environmental sustainability, this initiative sets a high standard for sustainable building and design practices.
Small Business- Brad Slama Development
Driven by a vision of sustainable growth and inclusivity, Brad Slama Development blends innovative design with local insight to create inspiring, empowering, and uplifting spaces. Each affordable housing project reflects meticulous attention to detail and unwavering quality.
Lifetime Achievement Award- Pete Scudder
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our community leaders and express gratitude for their tireless efforts to create positive change. The gala promises to be an inspiring and uplifting occasion, filled with camaraderie and a shared commitment to building a better future for Monterey County.
Please contact Jenny McAdams, Director of Operations for event partnership opportunities.
Many thanks to our event partners!