San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Organizational Champion Award
The San Francisco Marriott Marquis is a staple of the Yerba Buena community and this year celebrates 25 years after a $90 million renovation. The flagship Marriott Marquis hotel includes modernized public spaces, restyled meeting rooms, a remodeled atrium with the addition of 10 breakouts and a 5,000-square-foot foyer, and renovations to each of the 1,362 guest rooms and 138 suites. The Alliance recognizes the Marriott for its significant contribution to the Yerba Buena community.
2014 Unsung Hero Award
Belva Davis was the first African American female TV journalist in the West and helped change the face and focus of TV news. In a career spanning half a century, Davis reported many of the most explosive stories of the era, including the Berkeley student protests, the birth of the Black Panthers, and many more. Now she is sharing the story of her extraordinary life in her spellbinding memoir, Never in My Wildest Dreams.
Special thanks to B Bar & Restaurant for donating the beverages.
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Yerba Buena Alliance
Stretching from 2nd to 5th and Market to Harrison Streets, the Yerba Buena Neighborhood today is one of San Francisco's most dynamic communities. You can't find our concentration of cultural institutions, cutting-edge retail, top-notch hotels, urban green space, world-class convention facilities, fine dining, and residents of all income levels anywhere else. Yerba Buena definitely has something for everyone!
The Yerba Buena Alliance believes stable and vibrant businesses, beautiful and accessible public spaces, mutually-beneficial and lasting relationships, and an engaged community are key to ensuring a high quality of life in San Francisco and the Yerba Buena Neighborhood.
We produce monthly neighborhood meetings as a way to engage and inform the Yerba Buena Community and produce two gallery walks a year, walking tours, convene the cultural institutions through the Culture Cabinet and have an enewsletter which you can join by emailing info(at)yerbabuena dot org.