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Service Award Nominations Due November 6

Nominations for Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award Due November 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 15, 2020

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5019

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005

 

Nominations for Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award Due November 6

 

The City Events and Recognitions Committee (CERC) is now accepting nominations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award through Friday, November 6. Nominations are open in two categories: Lifetime Service (individual or group) and Emerging Leader (individual).

 

“Tacoma is filled with people who work and volunteer to ensure our community represents equity and hope,” said CERC Chair Ashley Jones. “The CERC is looking for nominations of people who embrace and share the legacy of Dr. King’s teachings and actions by using their individual and collective voice.”

 

Nominations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award must be received no later than 11:59 PM on Friday, November 6, 2020, to be considered by the Committee. Nominations can be filled out online.

 

The award winners will be selected by the Committee and recognized at the City of Tacoma’s 33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration virtual program, premiering on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 8 PM on tvtacoma.com, and streamed live on Facebook at facebook.com/cityoftacoma. The event will also be televised throughout January on TV Tacoma.

 

For more information about the event and a list of previous years’ awardees, visit cityoftacoma.org/MLK.  Questions or requests for hard copy nomination forms can be directed to MLK@cityoftacoma.org.

 

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About the City Events and Recognitions Committee

The City Events and Recognitions Committee serves as an advisory and action committee on matters pertaining to City-hosted events and special recognition programs. Members are responsible for planning, reviewing, and evaluating events, engaging the community in its planning efforts, and soliciting corporate and private sponsorships to leverage funds for City-hosted events such as City of Destiny and the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration.