City of Destiny Awards

City of Destiny Awards

City of Destiny Awards

Event Info

2023 Award Recipients

Unhoused Advocate: Dedicated to providing service and guidance to those who find themselves unhoused.

  • Tim Fairley

Lifetime Achievement: Dedicated life to achieving a goal that benefits a specific community.

  • Ramona Bennett, Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Lifetime Service: Dedicated service performed by an individual for an extended period that benefits the community.

  • Dr. Timmie Foster, Boys & Girls Clubs, PUSH for Inspiration LLC

Adult Leadership: An individual that inspires others to help meet a need in the community.

  • Rachi Wortham, TeamWRK

Youth Leadership: An individual up to 18 years of age that inspires others to help meet a need in the community.

  • Tara Ryan and Tara Zolfaghari – Mayor’s Youth Commission of Tacoma

Group: Teamwork on a project that benefits the community.

  • Pierce County Community Engagement Task Force

Environmental Sustainability: Individual or group of all ages dedicated to improving, conserving, or protecting the natural environment.

  • Lauren Scheidt-Padron, Eastside Neighborhood Advisory Council of Tacoma

Disability Advocate: Professional: Individual professional dedicated to increasing access to services such as employment, health, housing, civics, culture, recreation, facilities, and/or programs for people with disabilities.

  • Stu Heath

Economic Development: Group or individual dedicated to improving, encouraging, and promoting sustainable economic development for under-represented communities.

  • Noemi Cagatin-Porter, CJK Community Homes

Equity & Empowerment: Group or individual dedicated to the promotion of social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, ensuring all have access to resources and opportunities, with a specific focus on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

  • Ashley Jones

About the City's Events & Recognitions Committee

The City Council-appointed City Events and Recognitions Committee is comprised of local community leaders from an array of backgrounds and areas of expertise. This committee oversees the nomination and awards process for the City of Destiny Awards, produces the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, and approves community event funding grants.

Getting Here

Let us guide your way! Please follow our recommended routes - The use of Exit 133 from I-5 is not advised. This exit is generally closed for high volume traffic events and traffic will be re-routed. Parking in Tacoma Dome lots is FREE and may be limited. 

Check out the Plan Your Visit page for alternate parking and transportation options.


Security measures are in place for all Tacoma Dome events, including metal detectors, bag size restrictions (12"x6"x12"), and bag searches. Backpacks are not allowed. Weapons of any kind, including pocket knives, are not allowed. If you see something, say something™. Visit our Security page for more details. Please note: the Tacoma Dome clear bag policy is not in place for the City of Destiny Awards. However, guests are encouraged to only bring essential items to expedite entry and reduce touchpoints.

Entry Doors

Guests should use the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall entry doors.

Entry Door Map

Food and Beverage

Please note: outside food & beverages are not allowed. Exceptions are made for health-related needs. See the Food and Beverage Policy in our A-Z Guide for more information.

Upcoming Events

Sunday | Oct 1, 2023

Tacoma Fall RV Show

Presented by BECU

Event Starts 10:00 AM
Monday | Oct 2, 2023

Avenged Sevenfold

With Special Guest Falling in Reverse and Kim Dracula

Event Starts 6:30 PM
Saturday | Oct 7, 2023

Morgan Wallen

One Night At A Time World Tour

Event Starts 7:00 PM
Friday | Oct 20, 2023


Event Starts 8:00 PM
Wednesday | Nov 1, 2023

Collaboration for a Cause

Pierce County's Largest Job & Resource Fair

Event Starts 10:00 AM
Nov 24 - 25, 2023


Cyclops Dome

Jan 12 - 14, 2024

Monster Jam

Unbelievable action, high-flying stunts, and four-wheel excitement!

Feb 2 - 4, 2024

Excision Presents: The Thunderdome

Nexus Tour | 3 Nights of Non-Stop Bass

Apr 20 - 21, 2024

PBR Unleash The Beast

On Sale TBAMore Info
Nov 22 - 23, 2024

Zach Bryan

The Quittin Time Tour