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City seeks nominations for Latino Heritage Award

August 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

The Seattle Latino City Employees Organization is accepting nominations for the Sixth Annual Latino Heritage Award.

The Latino Heritage Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the Seattle Latino community by displaying leadership, innovation, creativity and dedication. Through their contributions, award recipients inspire others to be involved in the Latino community and make a difference.

Award Criteria:

  • Leadership – Motivates and inspires others to accomplish a specific goal or objective that benefits the Seattle Latino community.
  • Innovation – Seeks renewed ways to work with the community; continually responds to new and changing needs of the community with creative responses and ideas. Has a personal commitment to see the project through to its resolution with determined effort.
  • Creativity – Proposes and engages in creative ways to accomplish goals and objectives that support the Latino community.
  • Dedication – Works on issues and seeks solutions to problems based on the needs of the community, not based on his/her own self-interests.

To nominate someone (self-nominations not accepted), submit a nomination form, plus a one-page narrative describing how the nominee meets the city of Seattle Latino Heritage Award criteria. Provide examples of his/her leadership, initiative, creativity and dedication to the Latino community in Seattle.

Send the nomination form and narrative by Sept. 27 to: City of Seattle Latino City Employees – Latino Heritage Award c/o Sonia Palma – Seattle Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 34996, Seattle, WA 98124-4996 sonia.palma@seattle.gov

The award recipient will be notified by Oct. 3, and the award presented by the mayor in a public ceremony on Oct. 14.

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