MLK Jr. award nominations extended to Nov. 30


Recognizing and encouraging excellence in community service activities, the City Events and Recognition Committee (CERC) is now accepting nominations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award through Nov. 30. This year, there are two categories for this award: Lifetime Service (individual or group) and Emerging Leader (individual).

“We are looking for people who embrace and share the legacy of Dr. King’s teachings and actions,” said CERC member Brendan Nelson. “I’m excited to see the Emerging Leader category added this year, because I know so many young people who are making a difference out there and should be recognized and encouraged to lead on.”

Nominations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 30, to be considered by the committee. Nominations can be filled out online, and submitted by email at, fax at (253) 591-5232, or mail at City of Tacoma, Attention: City Events and Recognition Committee, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma WA 98421.

Questions or requests for hard copy nomination forms can be directed to, 311 within Tacoma city limits or (253) 591-5000 from anywhere else, or the TacomaFIRST 311 Customer Support Center in the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St., 2nd Floor) during regular business hours.

The award winner will be selected by the committee and recognized at the City of Tacoma’s 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on Jan. 21.

More information about the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration is available at ​

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