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City Events and Recognitions Committee Currently Accepting City of Destiny Awards Nominations - EXTENDED DEADLINE

Nominations for the City of Tacoma’s City of Destiny Awards, which has been honoring local volunteers for the past 37 years, are open now and due on Monday, February 6, 2023.  

“The City of Destiny Awards recognizes those individuals and organizations that give generously of themselves,” said City Events and Recognitions Committee (CERC) Co-Chair Alex Domine. “How we recognize and celebrate people is incredibly important to preserving our city’s resilience and world class quality of life.”


Nominate an Individual/Organization Now


Questions or requests for hard copy nomination forms can be directed to kdralle@tacomavenues.org or call (253) 573-2523.

Past Events 


Recording and Photos of the 2022 Awards Ceremony Now Available

The event premiered on TV Tacoma on June 24, which is carried on both the Rainier Connect and Comcast Cable systems. It can also be viewed online via the City’s YouTube Channel and Facebook at facebook.com/cityoftacoma.


View Event Photos (Sierra Hartman Photography©)


Past Years Recipients List

Watch the 2021 video of the event on TV Tacoma

Previous Award Winners’ Photos

View photos from the 2019 City of Destiny Awards Ceremony  (Credit: Matty Photo & Motion)

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 Photo & Motion)



Since 1987, the City of Tacoma has honored more than 300 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.


Contact Information
Kala Dralle
(253) 573-2523
Tacoma Venues & Events
2727 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421