Tacoma selects annual City of Destiny Awards recipients

The City of Tacoma will recognize Tacoma’s top volunteers during the 29th annual City of Destiny Awards ceremony in June at Cheney Stadium.

The 2015 City of Destiny Awards recipients are Hunter Fruehling-Thomas (Youth Leadership); Michelle Crosby (Youth Service); Brien Elvins (Adult Leadership); Sharon Winters (Lifetime Service); Tacoma Rose Society (Environmental Sustainability); Trinity Presbyterian Church TAP (Group); Deb Freedman (Historic Preservation); James Curtis (Equity and Empowerment); Debra Christnacht (Community Health and Wellness); and Jori Adkins and Rick Semple (Economic Growth).

This year’s awards recipients (and nominees) will be recognized during a ceremony and reception beginning at 5 p.m. on Weds., June 3, at Cheney Stadium, located at 2502 S. Tyler St., during a Tacoma Rainiers baseball game.

Since 1987, the City of Destiny Awards program has honored more than 200 local volunteers. The program is spearheaded by the Tacoma City Council-appointed City Events and Recognitions Committee, which is comprised of local community leaders from a broad array of backgrounds and areas of expertise. This committee develops the City of Destiny Awards nomination tools and selection criteria, selects the City of Destiny Awards winners, and plans the annual City of Destiny Awards event.

The annual City of Destiny Awards event is also covered by TV Tacoma and aired on both the Click! and Comcast Cable systems. On Click!, TV Tacoma can be seen on Channel 12 within Tacoma City limits and in Pierce County, with the exception of University Place, where TV Tacoma can be found on Channel 21. On Comcast, TV Tacoma can be seen on Channel 12 within Tacoma City limits and on Channel 21 in Pierce County. TV Tacoma is not on the Comcast system in University Place, but is accessible anywhere via the Internet.

More information is available online at cityoftacoma.org/DestinyAwards.

To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of 2015 City of Destiny Award recipient Sharon Winters, click on the following links:

2015 City of Destiny Awards recipient Sharon Winters. (FILE PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

2015 City of Destiny Awards recipient Sharon Winters. (FILE PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of 2015 City of Destiny Award recipients Jori Adkins and Rick Semple, click on the following links:

2015 City of Destiny Awards recipient Jori Adkins. (FILE PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

2015 City of Destiny Awards recipient Jori Adkins. (FILE PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of 2015 City of Destiny Award recipient Deb Freedman, click on the following links:

To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of the City of Destiny Awards, click on the following links: