Tacoma announces City of Destiny Award winners

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and City Council will recognize Tacoma’s top volunteers this year — six individuals and three groups — during the 26th annual City of Destiny Awards at 7 p.m. on Tues., May 8. 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 Kyoung Mo Im (Adult Leadership); Larry and Lynette Scheidt (Adult Sustained); Amanda Webster (Youth Leadership); Megan Scheidt (Youth Service); Barangay Community Services of Tacoma (Neighborhood Group or Community Partnership); BECU (Corporation or Business); IBEW (Employee or Union Group); and Rob Girvin (Environmental Sustainability).

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; and volunteered within the past 12 months in projects described for Leadership and Group categories.

For more information, visit http://www.cityoftacoma.org/DestinyAwards .