Scottsdale’s Diversity Champions are individuals who exemplify the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and who have enriched and impacted the Scottsdale community through their work and/or volunteerism by empowering others.

They are recognized and honored each year at the Annual Scottsdale Celebrates MLK Jr. event, which will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wed., Jan. 12, 2023, at The Fieldhouse at Scottsdale Stadium.

Each Diversity Champion Award recipient will be a person who has greatly impacted Scottsdale by empowering others. In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., they will have lived, worked, or volunteered in the community to bring diverse groups together and to promote civil and human rights in the pursuit of justice for all.

Chris Haines, Angela Hughey, and Alan “AP” Powell were recognized as 2022 Diversity Champions, joining 44 other Diversity Champions honored since the recognition program started in 2001.

The nomination process is currently open. The deadline is noon Fri., Nov. 4. Nominators will be asked to provide a one-page written statement describing the nominee’s accomplishments and community involvement that describe how the nominee encouraged positive human relations in Scottsdale and personified Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophy of nonviolence, unity, and respect for all people. Eligible nominees must live, work, or volunteer in Scottsdale.

The electronic nomination form is available at