2020 City of Destiny Awards nominations now being accepted


The 34th Annual City of Destiny Awards Ceremony will be on May 28. The City’s Events and Recognitions Committee is looking for nominations to local volunteers across the spectrum of categories from all over the City of Tacoma. 

To qualify for a City of Destiny Award, your nominee (individual or group) must meet the following eligibility standards in the volunteer categories:

  • commit their time and energy, without financial compensation for their work;
  • within Tacoma’s city limits;
  • within the past 12 months in the projects described for Leadership and Group categories;
  • in a different category if they have previously received a City of Destiny award, or in the same category seven years after receiving a City of Destiny award. 

To qualify for the Disability Advocate award as a volunteer or a professional, your nominee must: 

  • be an individual, a professional or a business (may be compensated for their work); 
  • effectively initiate, establish or support services or programs for people with disabilities; 
  • represent sustained positive impact on the quality of life for people with disabilities in the City of Tacoma. 

Apply now. The nomination deadline is Feb. 7. 

The 2019 Award Winners 

The City of Destiny Awards honor local volunteers that help make a difference in the community. The winners of the 2019 City of Destiny Awards are: Leadership, Adult: Michelle McLean; Leadership, Youth: Adam Maxon, Lifetime Service: Frank and Annette Bannon, Youth Service: Victoria Le, Group: Pierce County Medical Reserve Corps, Environmental Sustainability: Scott Murdock, Economic Development: Amber Shirk, Disability Advocate: Mary Hart-Furman, Equity & Empowerment: Brendan Nelson, Education & Youth Development, Adult: Sue Little, Education & Youth Development, Youth: Jacob Fuqua, Homeless Assistance: Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness, Homeless Assistance: Tacoma New Life Presbyterian Church.

All nominees and winners will receive recognition for their outstanding contributions to life in Tacoma. Winners are selected by a volunteer committee of residents appointed by the City Council. Award recipients will be recognized for their service to Tacoma at an evening award ceremony in 2020. Family, friends and other like-minded community members will celebrate the awardees, nominees and their commitment to helping others in their communities. Learn more at https://cityoftacoma.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=48482.

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