1st-ever ‘Unsung Hero’ awards in Delridge: Nomination time

We’ve mentioned before that this was in the works, as it’s come up at community-group meetings in recent months – a new way to honor volunteers in eastern West Seattle. Now, organizers are asking for nominations, and support:

The Delridge Neighborhood District Council is hosting an Unsung Heroes Banquet on April 20, 2012 at 6 pm to award one Outstanding Unsung Hero. Nominations are open for anyone who volunteers in the Delridge District. Do you have a neighbor who tirelessly serves the neighborhood picking up trash or fixing bicycles? Someone who works with seniors, or organizes for the neighborhood is an example for who would qualify. Any volunteer who serves within the Delridge District is eligible, whether working with an organization or as a neighbor. They must not be doing so in a paid position. The Delridge District borders are Spokane Street to the North, the Duwamish River to the East, Roxbury to the South and 35th Avenue to the West.

To nominate an Unsung Hero, please review the criteria on the application: Apply online (here).

The deadline for nominations is March 23rd. The top eight nominees will be invited to the Banquet on April 20th. One Outstanding Unsung Hero will be named at the event. They will be nominated for the following year’s Washington Jefferson Award, a Nobel Prize for public service..

Will you help make this event a success? The Unsung Heroes Planning Committee is still looking for financial support to create this first annual event. To help support the Unsung Heroes Banquet, we need $2,000.00 for us reach our budget of $2,500.00. Please contact Mike Shilley to become an event sponsor at michael.j.shilley@q.com or by phone at (206) 762-7111.

4 Replies to "1st-ever 'Unsung Hero' awards in Delridge: Nomination time"

  • westseattledood February 29, 2012 (8:34 am)

    Are sponsors going to be supporting a city-wide, state-wide or Delridge-only program?

    Also wondering if there is a limit on the number of nominees one person can submit, because the Delridge District has *many* engaged and otherwise awesome neighbors who serve us all.

    • WSB February 29, 2012 (9:04 am)

      The sponsoring request seems pretty clearly just for this one event – they need $2,500 to have a banquet. For the latter, hopefully one of the many folks involved with this will come by and provide an answer – what we published is the entirety of the info that was sent. – TR

  • Holli February 29, 2012 (9:39 am)

    Good questions. Yes, this is a Delridge District event only. We don’t have the capacity or volunteers to do a city-wide event.

    The Award is for individuals, not groups. However, if you know more than one person you wish to nominate, you may!

  • westseattledood February 29, 2012 (9:56 am)

    Alrighty then! Thanks gals. Now I know what to tell peeps when I hit ’em up ;)

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