Tempe seeking nominees for annual MLK Diversity Awards

The city of Tempe is seeking nominations for its annual City of Tempe MLK Diversity Awards, which highlight those in the community that are beacons for equality.

The city of Tempe is seeking nominations for its annual City of Tempe MLK Diversity Awards, which highlight those in the community that are beacons for equality.

Tempe believes in providing a welcoming, equal community for everyone, and every year, the city honors people and businesses that demonstrate a commitment to such principles at its MLK Diversity Awards Breakfast on Jan 16.

Nominations for the awards are due before Dec.12. The online nomination form is available at https://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/strategic-management-and-diversity/programs-and-events/mlk-diversity-awards-dinner/mlk-diversity-awards-nomination-form.

Nominees must demonstrate commitment to the promotion and acceptance of diversity in Tempe and must live, work or volunteer within the city. Businesses and organization that are nominated must also be within Tempe. "Diversity Supplier" nominees do not have to be within the city but must have done business with Tempe in 2016.

Current elected officials and human relations commissioners are not eligible for the award. Previous winners are eligible after three years, or can be nominated again for a different project. Youth are also eligible for the award.

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