34th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

By Tacoma City Events and Convention January 7, 2023

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Awards recognizes excellence in community service activities carried out by an individual, organization or group, and seeks to encourage similar efforts by others who may want to serve in the community. These awards are presented each year during the City of Tacoma’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration.

The City’s Events & Recognitions Committee will honor Dr. Priscilla Lisicich and Ms. Tanika Aden with individual Lifetime Service Awards. Mayor Woodards will present a Special Recognition to J’Nai Bridges during the 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on Monday, January 16, 2023. The program will be presented live at 11 am at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center (1500 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402).

The Lifetime Service Award honors an individual or a group that has been dedicated to offering services to a given community or population. This year’s recipients embody the heart of the award through dedicated service to the community. Click here to read the full press release.

The CERC selects the honorees to receive awards and oversees the annual production of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. The event will be held in person at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center (1500 Commerce Street) at 11 AM on Monday, January 16, broadcast live on TV Tacoma and live on Facebook. The Special Program will run on TV Tacoma throughout January. It will also be available on the City’s YouTube channel.

Street parking is free, including the Convention Center parking garage.

Join us for the Community Outreach Fair 10am on the 5th floor lobby, featuring the following organizations:

Absher Construction Company

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority / Zeta Omega Omega Chapter

Associated Ministries

Black Woman's Caucus and NAACP

City of Tacoma - Human Resources & Tacoma Police Department

City of Tacoma - Office of Equity and Human Rights

Indivisible Tacoma

Korean Womens Association

Nourish Pierce County

Oasis Youth Center

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. / Sigma Zeta Sigma Chapter

Rainbow Center

Salvation Army of Tacoma

South Outreach

St. Vincent dePaul of Tacoma, Pierce County

Symphony Tacoma

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma Community House

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Tacoma-Pierce County Veterans for Peace 

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