To qualify for a City of Destiny Award, the individuals or groups you nominate 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 the projects described for Leadership and Group categories; and volunteered 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.
Over the years, the City of Tacoma has honored over 200 local volunteers through the awards program, which is spearheaded by a City Council appointed City Events and Recognition Committee 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.
Nominations for the 28th annual City of Destiny Awards are being accepted now through March 31. All nominations must be made using the 2014 City of Destiny Award nomination form, which is available in hard copy at the various Tacoma Public Library branches; at the TacomaFIRST Customer Support Center, located in the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., 2nd Floor, in downtown Tacoma; by calling (253) 594-7925; and online at cityoftacoma.org/cityofdestinyawards.