At the 2021 State of the Community presentation on Friday, August 20th, the Carlsbad Village Association was presented with the Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance Emergency Preparedness Award. David Harrison, the City of Carlsbad's Assistant Director of Emergency Services, presented CVA Executive Director, Christine Davis, with the prestigious award for the work the organization did on behalf of the businesses in Carlsbad Village during the pandemic throughout 2020.
"It was an honor to accept this award on behalf of the amazingly resilient small businesses in Carlsbad Village," said Christine Davis. "They kept me strong every day and through them I was able to find the silver linings in each changing day. I am grateful to Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance for recognizing the efforts that the Carlsbad Village Association made last year, and in turn, also recognizing the businesses and their efforts as well. It means a lot to us."
The mission of the Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance (RCBA) is to promote business emergency preparedness, continuity of operations and community recovery through services, educational programs and cooperative partnerships. It is a joint effort between the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Carlsbad, and local businesses.
Watch Christine's award acceptance here (5 minutes)
If you missed the State of the Community presentation, here is a link to watch the entire State of the Community video presentation, including a speech on city affairs and business recovery efforts by Mayor Matt Hall, as well as the city's new State of the City video for 2021.