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City of Destiny Awards Announces Alternate Format

2020 City of Destiny Awards Announces Alternate Format


May 22, 2020



Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

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


2020 City of Destiny Awards Announces Alternate Format


Mayor Victoria Woodards and the City Council will recognize Tacoma’s top volunteers and service providers this year during the 34th Annual City of Destiny Awards. 


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Thursday, May 28, live event has been postponed and reformatted. Instead, the City of Tacoma will present a virtual format of the awards ceremony that will be released in late summer on multiple platforms. The new format will highlight all of this year’s awardees, and feature local performers. Information on the date and time of the ceremony will be released at a later date.


“I truly believe that each of us has the power to impact the lives of our friends, families, and neighbors and make Tacoma a more connected, resilient, and vibrant community. This belief is why I launched Compassionate Tacoma,” said Mayor Victoria Woodards. “The community members recognized each year as part of the City of Destiny Awards are a living example of compassion in action. Their dedication to service is an example to us all, and the positive impacts they make are even more important as we as a community respond to a global pandemic.”


The 2020 City of Destiny Award recipients are:


Youth Leadership

Zoe Bucher and Benevolence Blankets


Lifetime Service

Bill and Carole Hicks

Sister Anne L. McNamara


Youth Service

Morgan Graham



Lincoln High School Key Club


Environmental Sustainability

Chrissy Cooley – Individual

Sharayah Kinney – Individual

Jason Lee Middle School Watts Up! Team - Group


Disability Advocate

Martina Ngo – Business

Hongda Sao – Individual


Equity and Empowerment

Chana Lawson


Education and Youth Development

Tom Rogers


For more information about the City of Destiny Awards program and for updates on the virtual awards ceremony, visit cityoftacoma.org/DestinyAwards.