Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and the City Council will recognize Tacoma’s top volunteers — six individuals and four groups — during the 25th annual City of Destiny Awards at 7 p.m. on May 10. This event, which is free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the volunteer experience, will be held at the Stadium High School Auditorium, 111 N. E St.
This year’s City of Destiny Award recipients are:
— Neighborhood Group or Community Partnership: Tacoma Orthopedic Association
— Corporation or Business: Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau
— Employee Group or Union Group: International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23
— Youth Group: Wilson High School Key Club
— Youth Service: Kaijona Wade
— Environmental Sustainability: Heather and Don Halabisky
— Adult Leadership: Theresa Pan Hosley
— Adult Sustained Service: Bob Mauer
— 25th Anniversary Award: Babe Lehrer
Each award winner will receive a colorful glass sculpture crafted by students in the Hilltop Artists in Residence Program.
The annual City of Destiny Awards event is also covered by TV Tacoma and broadcast on both the Click! Cable TV 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.
The City of Destiny Awards ceremony is supported by local businesses and organizations, including Click! Cable TV and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23, the event’s largest sponsors.
Since 1987, the City of Tacoma has honored over 200 outstanding volunteers through its City of Destiny Awards program. The Citizens Recognition Committee of individuals appointed by the City Council selects the winners. Nominees must have:
— Volunteered time and energy, not money.– Volunteered without financial compensation for their work.– Volunteered within Tacoma’s city limits.– Volunteered within the past 12 months in projects described for Leadership and Group categories.
For more information, visit http://www.cityoftacoma.org/DestinyAwards .