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2019 City of Destiny Award Winners

2019 City of Destiny Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 14, 2019

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152
Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054

 

2019 City of Destiny Award Winners Announced by City Events and Recognition Committee

 

Mayor Victoria Woodards and the City Council will recognize Tacoma’s top volunteers and service providers this year during the 33rd annual City of Destiny Awards on Friday, June 14, 2019, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. This year’s event is being hosted at STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St. in Tacoma. 

“Every year brings us stories about real people who are doing amazing things to help those in need in Tacoma. Our committee members are humbled and honored to be the ones to select the recipients of these cherished awards.” said City Events and Recognitions Committee Chairwoman Ashley Jones. 

The 2019 City of Destiny Award recipients are:

Adult Leadership
Michelle McLean

 

Youth Leadership
Adam Maxon

 

Lifetime Service
Frank and Annette Bannon

 

Youth Service
Victoria Le

 

Economic Development
Amber Shirk

 

Group
Pierce County Medical Reserve Corps

 

Equity and Empowerment
Brendan Nelson

 

Disability Advocate
Mary Hart-Furman 

 

Environmental Sustainability
Scott Murdock

 

Education & Youth Development - Youth
Jacob Fuqua

 

Education & Youth Development - Adult
Sue Little

 

Homeless Advocacy
Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness, and
Tacoma New Life Presbyterian Church

The June 14 event will include a 5 p.m. “meet and greet” at STAR Center with an awards ceremony following at 6 p.m. in Journey Hall. Recognition will be made to all nominated individuals and the award winners during the ceremony. 
2019 award winners, and committee, board and commission members, will receive special instructions for event attendance. 

About the City of Destiny Awards Program 

Since 1987, the City of Tacoma has honored more than 200 outstanding local volunteers through its City of Destiny Awards program.  

The City of Destiny Awards program is spearheaded by a City Council appointed City Events and Recognitions 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. 

The annual City of Destiny Awards event is also covered by TV Tacoma. Details are available at tvtacoma.com.

More information about the City of Destiny Awards program is available at cityoftacoma.org/DestinyAwards

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