Seattle Parks and Recreation has extended the deadline for nominations for the Denny Awards, which honor volunteer service to the city’s parks system. The new deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009.
The awards will be presented at the sixth annual recognition ceremony, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17 2009.
The Denny Awards acknowledge and honor the crucial role volunteers play in neighborhood parks, community centers, and recreation programs throughout the city. Volunteers help Parks and Recreation staff and management in the work of the department and give valuable advice on important decisions about our Parks and Recreation facilities and operations. Volunteers pull ivy and plant native trees in our parks, coach kids’ sports, work as docents at selected parks and the Seattle Aquarium, and serve on various advisory councils and boards.
The name of the awards reflects the early commitment by the Denny family to the preservation of parkland and open space for public use and enjoyment. David Denny donated land that became the first Seattle park, Denny Park, in 1864.
Denny Awards nominees should meet the following minimum qualifications. The nominee must have:
- Demonstrated exceptional stewardship to parks and/or recreation;
- Provided stellar leadership related to enhancing and preserving parks and/or recreation programs;
- Demonstrated a significant personal commitment of time and effort to assist the Seattle Parks and Recreation department, and
- Gained respect of community peers for efforts to help Seattle Parks and Recreation.
The nomination form for the award, specific criteria and related information (included with this news release) are available by contacting Adrienne Caver-Hall, Seattle Parks and Recreation, 206-684-7710, or Adrienne.firstname.lastname@example.org