Tacoma’s top volunteers and service providers will be honored in June during the city’s annual City of Destiny Awards program.

“Every year brings us stories about real people who are doing amazing things to help those in need in Tacoma. Our committee members are humbled and honored to be the ones to select the recipients of these cherished awards,” said City Events and Recognitions Committee chairwoman Ashley Jones in a prepared statement.

Since 1987, the city has honored more than 200 local volunteers through the awards program.

This year’s 33rd annual City of Destiny Awards is scheduled for June 14, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St. in Tacoma. TV Tacoma will also cover the event.

The 2019 City of Destiny Award recipients are:

Adult Leadership
Michelle McLean

Youth Leadership
Adam Maxon

Lifetime Service
Frank and Annette Bannon

Youth Service
Victoria Le

Economic Development
Amber Shirk

Group
Pierce County Medical Reserve Corps

Equity and Empowerment
Brendan Nelson

Disability Advocate
Mary Hart-Furman

Environmental Sustainability
Scott Murdock

Education & Youth Development – Youth
Jacob Fuqua

Education & Youth Development – Adult
Sue Little

Homeless Advocacy
Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness, and Tacoma New Life Presbyterian Church

The City of Destiny Awards program is spearheaded by a City Council appointed City Events and Recognitions 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.

Click here for more information about the City of Destiny Awards.