For the past 34 years, the City of Destiny Awards have honored local volunteers — more than 200 individuals and groups — who have made an outstanding contribution to life in Tacoma.

Nominations for the 2020 City of Destiny Awards are being accepted now through Friday, Feb. 7. Members of the City Events and Recognitions Committee (CERC) sort through, rank, and select winners to receive honors and awards at a ceremony in May 2020.

“We are so grateful to these wonderful volunteers and professionals who offer their time to help make a difference in Tacoma each year,” CERC Chair Ashley Jones said in a statement. “Seeing the winners accept their awards from our city officials is really moving and inspirational.”

Dedicated volunteers who do their work within Tacoma’s city limits can be nominated online. Nominations are also accepted via email at, fax at (253) 593-7620, or mail to City of Tacoma, Attention: City Events and Recognitions Committee, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma, WA 98421.