San Diego civic leader chosen as Woman of the YearAround the City Thursday, March 29th, 2012
State Assemblymember Toni Atkins has chosen Nikki Clay, chair of the San Diego Convention Center board of directors and partner in the government relations firm Carpi and Clay, as the Woman of the Year in the 76th Assembly District. Clay was honored in a presentation on the floor of the state Assembly.
“Nikki Clay has played a leadership role in almost every important community and civic endeavor in San Diego,” says Atkins. “She is truly one of San Diego’s treasures.”
In addition to her service on the Convention Center board, Clay was chair of the boards of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Partnership and she currently serves on the boards of Catholic Charities and The Old Globe. She and her husband, Ben, are also currently co-chairing the Balboa Park 2015 Centennial Celebration.
Clay’s past accomplishments include her appointment by former Gov. Pete Wilson to the California State Board of Forestry and her appointment by San Diego Mayor Susan Golding to the 1998 Super Bowl XXXII Community Council and the Citizen’s Task Force on Padres Planning. She is a past president of the Holiday Bowl and continues to serve on the board of directors.
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