Beautiful Bakersfield Awards

Recognizing the Good in our community

Known as the “Oscars of Bakersfield,” this annual gala recognizes the efforts made by individuals, businesses and organizations each year to improve the local quality of life. Work must have been completed in 2017. Nominees are recognized each year during a gala dinner. We’re excited to have Kern Schools Federal Credit Union return as our presenting sponsor!

Presented by Kern Schools Federal Credit Union, the 2018 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards recognized 128 individuals, organizations and businesses across 15 categories for their efforts that improved the community’s quality of life last year. Highgate at Seven Oaks and Dr. Horace Mitchell, of California State University, Bakersfield, both received the Chairwoman’s Award. These awards were chosen from among all nominee submissions, and given to the nominees that are recognized for overall excellence. To see a complete list of winners, click here. Check out a complete list of nominees here.

To see all of the event highlights, click here.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

 Presenting Sponsor




For more information, contact Sarah Hinzo at (661) 327-4421 or via email at