Distinguished Citizen Dinner




For over four decades, the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, Boy Scouts of America has honored many of the leading corporate and community leaders of Silicon Valley with the Distinguished Citizen Award.  On Thursday, November 29th, the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council bestowed the 44th Distinguished Citizen Award to Case Swenson. The event was held at the City National Civic Theater in downtown San Jose, and finished with a rock concert by Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles.

Case Swenson was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the Santa Clara Valley and for exemplifying the Scouting values of leadership, personal responsibility, and civic duty. Involved in various organizations, including the Silicon Valley Organization, First Tee of San Jose, and chairman of the Metro A Trust, Mr. Swenson is an active member of the community. At the forefront of social innovation, he was involved in building the nation’s most inclusive public playground designed for children of all abilities, located in Palo Alto, California. He also utilizes his resources as president at SWENSON to give back to the community through education, philanthropy, and volunteer services.

“I’m humbled by this honor and appreciate the good work the Scouts do in our local community,” says fourth-generation SWENSON president Case Swenson. “Understanding community is essential to work that is meaningful and relevant.”

The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council’s annual Distinguished Citizen Dinner Gala raises awareness for Scouting as well as the necessary funds to serve more than 13,500 youth in our community with lessons in character development, leadership and physical fitness.

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Video Credit Jenny Miller, Epic Video Design


If you have any questions, reach out to Katherine Benson at 408-638-8333 or Katherine.Benson@scouting.org.

Click here for a listing of all prior Distinguished Citizen Honorees.

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