Nominations due for Chandler’s annual Volunteer Recognition Awards

Nov. 20, 2018
Chandler Volunteers

The City of Chandler and nonprofit group For Our City are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Volunteer Recognition Awards. Nominations must be submitted online at, and are due by Monday, Dec. 3.

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 2018.

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. He or she have the best personality, attitude, always smiling and brightens the area around them.
•    Longevity Award - This nominee has worked for an organization for many years and provides a commitment and dedication to 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 and stands 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 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 500 words or less. Specific guidelines also are available online with the nomination form.

The selected recipients will be honored for their service during a recognition breakfast in February 2019. During the awards breakfast, all Chandler volunteers with more than 1,000 hours of service in 2018 will receive a lapel pin and certificate from the Mayor. 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.