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Service Award Nominations Due November 18

Nominations for Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award Due November 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 16, 2019

 

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 18

 

The City Events and Recognitions Committee (CERC) is now accepting nominations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award through Monday, Nov. 18. Nominations are open in two categories: Lifetime Service (individual or group) and Emerging Leader (individual).

 

“These awards recognize and encourage excellence in community service activities,” said CERC Chair Ashley Jones. “The Committee is looking for nominations of people who embrace and share the legacy of Dr. King’s teachings and actions.”

 

Nominations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award must be received no later than 5 PM on November 18, 2019, to be considered by the Committee. Nominations can be filled out online, and submitted by email at MLK@cityoftacoma.org, fax at (253) 593-7620, or mail to City of Tacoma, Attention: City Events and Recognitions Committee, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma, WA 98421.

 

Questions or requests for hard copy nomination forms can be directed to MLK@cityoftacoma.org, 311 within Tacoma city limits or (253) 591-5000 from anywhere else, or the TacomaFIRST 311 Customer Support Center in the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St., 2nd Floor) during regular business hours.

 

The award winner will be selected by the Committee and recognized at the City of Tacoma’s 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on Jan. 20, 2020. For more information, visit cityoftacoma.org/MLK.

 

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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.