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City of Destiny Awards

2020 City of Destiny Awards-Nominations Now Closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations. The selection committee will get to work and results will be posted here soon. Check back for more information. 


Save the Date 

The 34th Annual City of Destiny Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Lincoln High School.


The 2019 Award Winners

The City of Destiny Awards honor local volunteers that help make a difference in the community. The winners of the 2019 City of Destiny Awards are:

  • Leadership, Adult - Michelle McLean
  • Leadership, Youth - Adam Maxon
  • Lifetime Service - Frank & Annette Bannon
  • Youth Service - Victoria Le
  • Group - Pierce County Medical Reserve Corps
  • Environmental Sustainability - Scott Murdock
  • Economic Development - Amber Shirk
  • Disability Advocate - Mary Hart- Furman
  • Equity & Empowerment - Brendan Nelson
  • Education & Youth Development, Adult - Sue Little
  • Education & Youth Development, Youth - Jacob Fuqua
  • Homeless Assistance - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Homeless Assistance - Tacoma New Life Presbyterian Church

View photos from the 2019 City of Destiny Awards Ceremony

    (Photo Credit: Matty Photo & Motion)


Watch the video of the event on TV Tacoma



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 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.


Previous Award Winners and Photos

View photos from the 2018 City of Destiny Awards Ceremony (Credit: Matty Photo & Motion) 


View photos from the 2017 City of Destiny Awards Ceremony (Credit: Matty Photography)


Past Years Recipients List

2020 City of Destiny Awards

May 28, 2020

Lincoln High School


Contact Information
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(253) 573-2523
Tacoma Venues & Events
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Tacoma, WA 98421