Seattle Parks and Recreation seeks nominees for 2020 volunteer awards

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is seeking nominations for the Denny Awards, an annual event that honors extraordinary volunteer service to the city’s parks and recreation system. The deadline for nominations is Monday, October 19, 2020.

The electronic nomination form is available here.

A selection will be made for each category by October 26, 2020.  The winners will be announced on this blog and on SPR’s social media outlets. 
 
The Denny Awards acknowledge and honor the crucial role volunteers play in supporting neighborhood parks, community centers and recreation programs throughout Seattle. The awards reflect the early commitment by the Denny family to the preservation of parkland and open space for public use and enjoyment. David T. and Louisa Denny donated land that became the first Seattle park, Denny Park, in 1884.

“Volunteers are one of our most important resources in helping us reach our goals of supporting healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities,” said Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent. “Our volunteers coach youth sports, help us plant native trees in our parks, serve on various advisory councils and boards, and provide countless other services that allow us to have the first-rate park and recreation system that Seattle loves and depends on.”

Denny Award nominees should:

  • demonstrate exceptional stewardship of parks and/or recreation
  • have given a significant commitment of time
  • provide stellar leadership by supporting SPR’s goals to extend Race and Social Justice, and support Healthy People, a Healthy Environment, and Strong Communities

Select one category for your nomination.

If you have further questions please email Aretha.alexander@seattle.gov or junior.kitiona@seattle.gov.