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  • YMCA honors outstanding volunteers

    The YMCA of Snohomish County honored its outstanding policy, program, youth, and financial development volunteers at a special recognition breakfast June 14 at the Everett Golf & Country Club.

    EVERETT, Wash., June 14, 2017 – The YMCA of Snohomish County honored its outstanding policy, program, youth, and financial development volunteers at a special recognition breakfast June 14 at the Everett Golf & Country Club.

    This community event honors the wonderful contribution of volunteers who support the YMCA of Snohomish County. More than 120 members of the community, board members, friends of the Y, and staff were on hand to celebrate the volunteer accomplishments achieved during 2016-2017.

    The named honorees, as identified by each YMCA of Snohomish County branch, BBBS affiliate, and the Board of Trustees, represent the best of more than 2,168 committed volunteers who donated a total of 37,766 hours of valuable assistance with policies, programs, and activities in 2016. Policy volunteers lead various boards and committees, while campaign volunteers lead our annual fundraising efforts. Program and youth volunteers serve in such activities as youth sports, teen programs, mentoring activities, child care, and special events.

    In recognition of outstanding service, the following individuals were recognized as the 2016-2017 YMCA of Snohomish County Volunteers of the Year:

    Everett Family YMCA
    Policy Volunteer: Gary Doughty, Community
    Program Volunteer: Wanda Bolerjack, Everett Housing Authority
    Youth Volunteer: Mariama Darboe, Everett High School
    Financial Development Volunteer: Jeff McClellan, Washington State Department of Social & Health Services

    Marysville Family YMCA
    Policy Volunteer: Debbie Barger Smith, Windermere Real Estate
    Program Volunteer: Rob Russell, Community
    Youth Volunteers: Micah Hoot, Student, Marysville Getchell High School and Amelia Knapp, Student, North Lake Middle School
    Financial Development Volunteer: Jayne Joyner, Everett Community College

    Mill Creek Family YMCA
    Policy Volunteer: Leann Burke, Community
    Program Volunteers: Ian Heusser, Venture General Contracting and Robin Hjellen, Community
    Youth Volunteer: Aidan Carpenter, Student, Homeschool
    Financial Development Volunteer: Chris Robinson, Providence Hospice & Home Care Foundation of Snohomish County

    Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
    Policy Volunteer: Sue Skillen, Monroe Public Schools Foundation
    Program Volunteer: Erin Lewis, Community
    Youth Volunteer: Micah Watson, Student, Hidden River Middle School
    Financial Development Volunteer: Sheila Benson, Community

    Mukilteo Family YMCA
    Policy Volunteer: Michael Gilson, Attorney
    Program Volunteer: Veronica (Vero) Torres, Community
    Youth Volunteer: Camille Martin, Student, Oak Heights Elementary
    Financial Development Volunteer: Maggie Deacon, Community

    Stanwood-Camano YMCA
    Policy Volunteer: Laura Byers, Coastal Community Bank
    Adult Program: Gary Evans, Community
    Youth Program: Ryan Otero, Community
    Youth Volunteer: Alex Stallings, Student, Stanwood High School
    Financial Development Volunteers: Renae Kettler, RE/MAX Associate Brokers and Leonard Kelley, City of Stanwood

    YMCA of Snohomish County Board of Trustees
    Policy Volunteer: Monti Ackerman, Fortive
    Financial Development Volunteer: Darren Redick, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett


    Big Brothers Big Sisters
    Policy Volunteer: Debbie Cobb, Chicago Title
    Program Volunteer: Magalie LaFont, Boeing
    Youth Volunteer: Lauren Porter, Student, Jackson High School
    Financial Development Volunteers: Steve Myers, Boeing & Keri Myers, The Split End Salon

    "Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization, and what the Y mission is built on,” said Scott Washburn, President & CEO, YMCA of Snohomish County. “Volunteers embody the spirit of giving without expecting anything in return. This is social responsibility at its finest.”


    Photo: YMCA of Snohomish County Volunteers of the Year – Mike Dunn Photo


    About YMCA of Snohomish County

    The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The YMCA of Snohomish County has been serving and strengthening our communities since 1901 and has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y offers programs, services, and initiatives to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. For more information please visit us online at ymca-snoco.org.


    Scott Washburn
    YMCA of Snohomish County
    425 374 5709

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