City of Peace Awards in Columbia Heights

Winners have been selected and will be honored at the 3rd annual “City of Peace Awards” awards banquet Sunday, Sept. 11, at Murzyn Hall in Columbia Heights. Founded in Columbia Heights after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, these awards were created to honor those in Minnesota who are making a difference, by encouraging and promoting peace across the community. This year, four recipients will be highlighted for their selfless and influential efforts.

“These four winners were selected by their efforts of empowering people of all cultures and backgrounds to become better educated, have the opportunity to work decent jobs, practice their own faith, and as a result, live better lives so they can become more productive citizens and give back to their communities,” Mayor Gary Peterson explained.

The event will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Murzyn Hall in Columbia Heights, located at 530 Mill Street NE. The banquet is open to the public. Joel Maturi will be the Key Note Speaker of the evening. More information can be found at