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Nov. 9, 2017

Submit nominations for Chandler’s annual Volunteer Recognition Awards

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 Volunteer Recognition Awards. Applications will be available online at, and are due by Friday, Dec. 8. Faith-based groups, nonprofits, schools, businesses and other organizations with volunteers are encouraged to nominate individuals. Eight Recognition Awards are available. They are for outstanding community service from January to December 2017.

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 one page or less. Specific guidelines also are available online with the nomination form.
The selected recipients will be honored during a recognition breakfast in February 2018. During the awards breakfast, all Chandler volunteers with more than 1,000 hours of service in 2017 will receive a lapel pin and certificate from Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. 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.