Nominate volunteers for City of Destiny Awards

Forms are now available to nominate volunteers for the City of Tacoma's 22nd annual City of Destiny Awards. Nominations will...

Forms are now available to nominate volunteers for the City of Tacoma’s 22nd annual City of Destiny Awards. Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 21, 2008. These yearly honors promote the importance of community service and recognize individuals and groups who make outstanding contributions to Tacoma.

Adults can be nominated in the following individual and group categories:

Leadership: Individual leadership that inspires others to help meet a need in the community.

Sustained Service: Dedicated service performed by an individual for an extended period of time that benefits the community.

Neighborhood Group or Community Partnership: Honors a group of volunteers that demonstrates teamwork in a project that benefits the community.

Corporation or Business: Honors a corporation or business instrumental in developing or supporting community or environmental programs. Requirements for this category include a program that’s initiated by management, has voluntary participation and demonstrates the involvement of employees in community activities.

Employee Group or Union Group: Honors employees of businesses, unions or governmental entities instrumental in developing or supporting community or environmental programs. Requirements for this category include a program that’s initiated by employees, has voluntary participation and demonstrates the involvement of employees in community activities.

Youth (up to age 18) can be nominated in the following individual and group categories:
Leadership: Individual leadership that inspires others to help meet a need in the community.

Service: Dedicated service performed by an individual for a period of time that benefits the community.

Youth/Young Adult Group: Honors the group of young volunteers that has demonstrated extraordinary initiative and originality in creating, designing, organizing or reinvigorating a program or project to respond to community needs and create positive social change.
The City Council will present the City of Destiny Awards to the winners and recognize nominees at a spring ceremony.

The nomination period closes Jan. 21. At that time, the Citizens Recognition Committee – members of which are appointed by the City Council – will review the nominations and select the winners.

To obtain a nomination form, call the City’s Community Relations Office at (253) 591-5064, or stop by the office, 733 Market St., Room 11, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can download a copy of the nomination form from the City of Tacoma’s Web site at http://www.cityoftacoma.org/destinyawards . You can also pick up nomination forms in the City Clerk’s Office, Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Room 220.

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