2017 Edmonds Citizen of the Year nominations now being sought

Mar 17, 2017

Too often, people give of themselves to the community with little or no recognition. Most are humble, and do not seek praise, even when it is well deserved.

That's why the Edmonds Kiwanis Club, Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and the Edmonds Beacon have teamed up to recognize an Edmonds Citizen of the Year

Now in its 24th year, the Edmonds Kiwanis Citizen of the Year award has continued to gain momentum and is something citizens look forward to each year.

The intent of the award is to honor an individual or group whose service to the Edmonds’ community warrants appreciation and gratitude.

“The Edmonds Petanque Club was the 2016 recipient for bringing lots of beauty and color to Edmonds,” Kiwanis member Juliana Van Buskirk said.

The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club won in 2015, and Francine Cohen was honored in 2014. Other recent winners have included Bill Brayer, Laura Spehar and the late Mary Van Meter, Peggy Kennedy and Peggy Pritchard Olson.

The process begins with you, the citizens, to bring attention to worthy candidates.

You can do it simply by filling out the nomination form in this issue of the Edmonds Beacon, pick one up at the Edmonds Chamber office or online at edmondswa.com.

Submit your nomination forms by Friday, May 5, to Edmonds Kiwanis, P.O. Box 221, Edmonds WA 98020.

This year's winner will be introduced at a May 25 Edmonds Chamber of Commerce luncheon and profiled in the Edmonds Beacon.

Nominations are requested for individuals or groups in Edmonds. Size, shape or religious affiliation is of no consequence.

“It's the size of the deeds that count,” Van Buskirk said.

For questions, call 206-390-5400.

 

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