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Oct. 22, 2015
Chandler accepting nominations for annual Volunteer Recognition Awards

The City of Chandler, the Chandler Non-Profit Coalition and the faith-based and nonprofit group For Our City are accepting applications for the 2016 Volunteer Recognition Awards. Applications will be available online at starting Thursday, Nov. 3, and are due by Friday, Dec. 2.

Faith-based groups, nonprofits, schools, businesses and other organizations with volunteers are encouraged to nominate individuals for one of eight Recognition Awards for outstanding community service from January to December 2016.

The award categories are:
  • Makes It Happen Award - This nominee works for many organizations, with the goal of contributing anywhere and everywhere, in any way they can.
  • Sunbeam Award - This nominee is the most cheerful person in the place. They have the best personality, attitude, always smiling and their mere appearance brightens the area around them.
  • Longevity Award - This nominee has worked for an organization for many years and they provide a commitment and dedication to their service that is awe inspiring.
  • Innovation Award - This nominee brings creative and unique solutions to the job.
  • Youth Award - This nominee is strictly for youth, 17 years of age or younger. This nominee can be dedicated, positive, and hardworking or somehow stand out among others.
  • Multitasking Maestro Award - This nominee is someone who takes on a diverse array of multiple assignments, jobs or objectives at the same time and can juggle them effectively, while accomplishing all of them successfully.
  • Strong Arms Award - This nominee is not afraid to take on any job no matter how “down-and-dirty” it may be. This nominee may also be called the “jack-of-all-trades” in an organization.
  • Working Together Award - This new award category is for a group (in any organization) who completed a group volunteer project in Chandler.
Award submissions are limited to one page or less. Specific guidelines also are available online with the nomination form.

The selected recipients will be honored during a recognition breakfast in February 2017. During the awards breakfast, all Chandler volunteers with more than 1,000 hours of service in 2016 will receive a lapel pin and certificate from Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. Volunteers with more than 100 hours also will receive a certificate from the Mayor.

For more information about the awards or the nomination process, email or call 480-782-2214.