Bakersfield’s

Biggest Night

The Beautiful Bakersfield Awards, presented by Valley Strong Credit Union, honor those who Build a Better Bakersfield.

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Celebrating Significant

Achievements in Bakersfield

The Beautiful Bakersfield Awards is the biggest night in Bakersfield’s civic life, recognizing individuals, businesses and organizations for accomplishments completed during the prior year to improve quality of life and help make Bakersfield better.

Every year since 1990, the Chamber looks forward to highlighting the most positive and heartwarming stories from our fellow community members.

Beautiful Bakersfield

Award Categories

An annual event or project that enhances the quality of life in the community.

The completion of a brand new interior and/or exterior building design integrating the environment with space and materials.

Efforts by a group or individual to improve and/or enhance the arts and culture within our community.

A local business owner/manager whose efforts truly impact and enhance the quality of life in the community.

Efforts by an educator, project or school/college that promotes or benefits education in our city at all levels.

A local long-time community leader, age 55 and over, who has made a lasting impact to Bakersfield and its residents.

An individual, group or organization impacting healthy living - above and beyond their normal scope of activities - through education, prevention or medical services.

A group whose personal volunteer efforts have made a significant impact in the community.

An individual whose personal volunteer efforts have made a significant impact in the community.

The recognition of a large business (26 employees or more) whose volunteer hours and/or financial donations have made a meaningful difference.

An individual or group in grades K-12 that, through personal involvement and endeavors, has answered the challenge of good citizenship.

Efforts of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that impacts the community.

The completion of a renovated design that upgrades an existing structure and/or incorporates the use of landscaping to enhance the aesthetic value of the property.

A small business (25 employees or less) whose contributions and/or products and services instill community pride.

An individual, business or organization that has made a meaningful contribution in the past year to placemaking, reimagining how we live, work and play.

An individual, age 18-40, whose efforts truly impact and enhance the quality of life in the community.

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