Community Center Accepting Nominations for Community First Awards
The Greater Maple Valley Community Center is looking for your input as we begin the deliberation process to select our Community First Award winners for 2017.
The Community First Awards are presented to an individual and a business/organization for outstanding community service, public service and/or significant charitable or philanthropic contributions of benefit to the community. The award recipient must have a broad-based, continuing commitment to community service, public service and/or significant charitable or philanthropic contributions of benefit to the community, as reflected in a variety of activities, programs and initiatives which have served the needs of the greater Maple Valley Community.
Nomination forms can be picked up at the Community Center or contact Mark Pursley at firstname.lastname@example.org to for an electronic copy. Nominations must be received at the Community Center by the close of business on February 26, 2017.
Past recipients include of this Award include:
2013: Mike Maryanski & the Maple Valley Youth Symphony
2014: The Gary Habenicht Family & Valley Girls & Guys
2015: Kim & Jack Emmons & the Rotary Club of Maple Valley
2016: Sue VanRuff & the Maple Valley Make A Difference Day Committee
The awards will be presented at the Community Center’s Benefit Breakfast on March 16, 2017.
The Keynote Speaker for the Breakfast is Dr. Laina Mercer, a Maple Valley native, is a Research Statistician supporting the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. In her position, Laina conducts risk analyses and evaluates vaccination strategies at the Institute for Disease Modeling. She currently works to support efforts to eradicate Polio regions of the world where the disease is still prevalent including, Pakistan and Nigeria
Reservations for the Breakfast can be made at (425) 432-1272 or e-mailed to Mark Pursley.