About the Authority
Awards & Recognition
We’re proud of our award-winning teams and departments at San Diego County Regional
Airport Authority. Learn more about the recognition we’ve received in a wide range
of areas, ranging from sustainability to finance to planning.
2010 Condé Nast Traveler magazine annual Business Travel Awards
San Diego International Airport was ranked #1 among California airports by Condé
Nast Traveler magazine in its annual Business Travel Awards.
2011 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement
The Airport Authority was recognized by the National Purchasing Institute for its
America's Safest Airports
San Diego International Airport was named one of America’s safest airports by Travel
+ Leisure magazine in 2011.
2011 Alonzo Award for Sustainable Business Practices
The Airport Authority was recognized for going above and beyond local, state and
federal regulations in creating best practices in sustainability.
Small/Disadvantaged Business Outreach
2011 Procurement Advocate of the Year
The Airport Authority was honored by the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
with its Procurement Advocate of the Year Award.
2011 Golden Watchdog Award
The Airport Authority received a Golden Watchdog Award for efficient use of tax
dollars for the bond sale for The Green Build.
2011 Award of the Organization
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority was recognized by the Airport Minority
Advisory Council for significant contributions toward the inclusion of historically
underrepresented businesses in contracting opportunities.
2011 Outstanding Environmental Technical Report
The Airport Authority’s planning department was recognized by the Association of
Environmental Professionals (San Diego Chapter) for the Ryan Aeronautical Historical
American Buildings Survey and Interpretive Display/Website at www.ryanaero.org.
First Place Marble Award
The Airport Authority received a first place Marble Award in 2010 for Best Medium-Sized
Employer for Workplace Excellence from the San Diego Society for Human Resources
2011 Silver Anvil
The Airport Authority’s public and customer relations team won a Silver Anvil from
the Public Relations Society of America in the Community Relations – Government
category for the campaign to launch construction on The Green Build. The Silver
Anvil is the industry’s highest honor.
2011 Aviation Project of the Year
The Airport Authority was recognized by the California Transportation Foundation
for its Taxiway C Rehabilitation project.