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Stand for Our Sound Awards 2022
We are pleased to announce the return of Communities for a Healthy Bay’s fall fundraiser, Stand for Our Sound. This year we are excited to welcome Washington Conservation Voters Political Director, Joy Sanford as our Honorary Chair. A number of awards will be presented by CHB to Pierce County residents for their outstanding environmental and clean water advocacy, including the Environmental Justice Service Award, the Clean Water Hero in Elected Office Award, the Healthy Bay Champion Award, the Rising Tide Award, and the Kay Treakle Lifetime Achievement Award.
Please join us in celebrating exceptional people that drive positive change through service to others and the preservation and protection of Commencement Bay and its surrounding waterways.
Know someone who deserves recognition for protecting this community?
Communities For a Healthy Bay welcomes nominations for the Stand for Our Sound Awards. Strong candidates from across Pierce County and spanning industry sectors (schools, government, nonprofits, tech, academia, or research) will have demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following award criteria:
Excellence in advocacy through community organizing, outreach, research, or public policy as it relates to Commencement Bay and the Puget Sound region.
Dedication to underserved communities
Leadership in environmental policy at the local level
Nomination Deadline: October 3, 2022
How are nominees selected: Recipients are selected by a committee that includes Communities for a Healthy Bay staff, board of directors, past winners, and community members.
Once selected, winners will be notified directly via email and postal mail. We strongly encourage recipients to attend the award reception in person on November 10, 2022.
Please complete our online form to nominate a Pierce County resident you know. You can find the nomination form HERE. Only nominations received by midnight on Monday, October 3 will be considered. The strongest nominations include detailed responses that shed light on the nominee’s qualities beyond what can be found online.
Environmental Justice Service Award recognizes excellence in the contribution to or fight for the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
Rising Tide Award recognizes a Pierce County young person dedicated to protecting the environment and stewarding our natural resources.
Healthy Bay Champion Award recognizes leadership in advocacy and longstanding dedication to Communities for a Healthy Bay and the protection and restoration of Commencement Bay and its surrounding waterways.
Clean Water Hero in Elected Office Award recognizes outstanding leadership and dedication to environmental justice, protecting our waters, and advancing equity.
Kay Treakle Lifetime Achievement Award – Throughout her lifetime, Kay Treakle demonstrated love, humor, intelligence, and courage in battling institutional powers that profit from harming the environment and people. It was her passion and dedication to people and nature that made her such a mighty force. This award champions those who carry on in Kay’s footsteps, honoring her and keeping her memory alive.
Award Criteria developed by those that knew and loved Kay Treakle:
An absolute BADA$$
Excellence in advocacy work not just from an environmental perspective, but a human right, feminist, and/or racial justice perspective
Someone who has accomplished a lot…but is not yet finished