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Jefferson Awards Nominations Open Until February 10

Citizens of Washington State are encouraged to nominate an outstanding volunteer for the 2013 Washington State Jefferson Awards. The Jefferson Awards is considered the “Nobel Prize” for public service. We are looking for people who make a difference: individuals who have made their community, the nation and the world a better place either through their jobs or volunteer service.

In 1972, the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Senator Robert Taft Jr. founded the Jefferson Awards. Since then, the Jefferson Awards program has become a unique nationwide effort that recognized the highest ideals and achievements of individuals in public service in the United States. 

About the process:
Five volunteers from Washington State will receive the Washington State Jefferson Award for their outstanding volunteerism. The winners will be judged by a panel of community leaders and their stories will be told on Evening Magazine the week of March 18th. New this year, winners will receive a gift of volunteer management assessment and consultation from the United Way of King County. One winner will be selected as the National Nominee and will be sponsored to represent our state in Washington D.C. The public can help select the National Nominee by watching Evening Magazine during the week of March 18th, then voting at Anyone in Washington State can vote. All five winners will be recognized at a breakfast March 25th in Seattle. The National Nominee will be announced at that time and also featured that day on New Day Northwest. The public is invited to attend the breakfast to honor our Jefferson Award winners and take part in the call to action for volunteerism.


How to Nominate:
Visit to submit your nomination. Nomination materials must be RECEIVED by CityClub no later than 11:59 pm Friday, Feb. 6, 2013. Complete and submit a Nomination Form, or mail, e-mail or fax the completed Nomination Form and other supplemental enclosures to: CityClub, Attn: Jefferson Awards Committee, 1333 Fifth Avenue, Suite 24, Seattle, WA 98101-2600.  E-mail: ; Fax: (206) 467-7394; Phone: (206) 682-7395, website:

The Washington Sate Jefferson Awards are sponsored by:

KING Television
Banner Bank
Safeco Insurance
Wimmer Solutions

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Bridget Anderson, 206-682-7395  

Posted: January 18, 2013 - 4:37pm

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