YMCA honors outstanding volunteers
The YMCA of Snohomish County honored its outstanding policy, program, youth, and campaign volunteers at a special recognition breakfast on June 4 at the Everett Golf & Country Club.
This community event honors the wonderful contribution of volunteers who support the YMCA of Snohomish County.
More than 100 members of the community, board members, friends of the Y, and staff were on hand to celebrate the volunteer accomplishments achieved during 2013-2014.
In recognition of outstanding service, the following individuals were recognized as the 2013-2014 YMCA of Snohomish County Volunteers of the Year:
Mill Creek Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Doug Braid, The Boeing Company
Policy Volunteer: Linda Patten, Retired and Jim Meinick, Retired
Youth Volunteer: Luke Mahler, Student, Glacier Peak High School
Campaign Volunteer: Chris Cunio, Owner, Cunio’s, Inc.
Everett Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Brian Gillespie, Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Policy Volunteer: Chris Adams, Adams & Duncan Law Firm
Youth Volunteer: Dakota Pitzer, Student, Lake Stevens High School
Campaign Volunteer: Heather Barnhart, Community
Marysville/North County Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Cody Slagg, Community Transit
Policy Volunteer: Marlin Fryberg, Jr., Tulalip Tribes
Youth Volunteer: Caroline Vogl, Student, Arlington High School
Campaign Volunteer: Benji Travis, GenerosTee
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Nancy Cordova, Community
Policy Volunteer: Dwight Nelson, Northwest Sheet Metal Trust
Youth Volunteer: Kristin Wilsey Basco, Student, Park Place Middle School
Campaign Volunteer: Marnie Schaffer, Community
Mukilteo Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Mickey McGill, Northwest Aerospace Technologies
Policy Volunteer: Tom Gaskin, Community
Youth Volunteer: Marissa Avalos, Student, Mariner High School
Campaign Volunteer: Greg Abbey, Community
Stanwood-Camano YMCA Initiative
Program Volunteer: Carol Mason, Community
Policy Volunteer: Don Leak, Community
Youth Volunteer: Matthew Larson, Student, Port Susan Middle School
Campaign Volunteer: Carolyn Klein, Community and Jerry Will, Community
YMCA of Snohomish County Board of Trustees
Policy/Trustee Volunteer: Dr. Gary Cohn, Everett Public Schools
Campaign Volunteer: Scott Forslund, Premera Blue Cross
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County
Program Volunteer: Kathy O’Brien, PYI, Inc.
Policy Volunteer: Molly Ringo, Everett Public Schools
Youth Volunteer: Michiko Smith, Student, Lake Stevens High School
Campaign Volunteer: Scott Comey, RE/MAX Elite
The named honorees, as identified by each YMCA of Snohomish County family branch, BBBS affiliate, the Board of Trustees, and the Stanwood-Camano YMCA Initiative, represent the best of more than 1,935 volunteers who donated a total of 53,485 hours of valuable assistance with policies, programs, and activities.
Policy volunteers lead various boards and committees, while campaign volunteers lead their annual fundraising efforts.
Program and youth volunteers serve in such activities as youth sports, teen programs, mentoring activities, child care, and special events.
As a cause-driven organization, the Y is able to strengthen community because of the dedicated youth, families, and individuals who share their passion.
They give their time, resources, and talents—every day in thousands of ways—because they know they can improve the lives of others while enhancing their own lives through the Y.
“We define social responsibility as giving back and providing support to our neighbors,” said Scott Washburn, YMCA of Snohomish County President/CEO.
“The impact that all of our volunteers have on our community is invaluable and what makes the YMCA what it is - a volunteer lead organization that strengthens the foundations of our community.”