Rotary creates Rick Steves Service Above Self Award


Last updated 2/5/2022 at 8:58am

Rick Steves

Rick Steves at Edmonds' July 4 parade in 2021. He was the grand marshal.

There's a new award for those who value service over self.

The Rotary Club of Edmonds has created the Rick Steves Service Above Self Award, which aims to recognize an outstanding employee in Edmonds who has made significant contributions at work, home, and in our community.

The inspiration for this award is Steves himself.

"He models Rotary values through exemplary citizenship in his personal, business, community, and global service to others," said Rotary Club member Janet Jenson.

"The award is not for the employee who works the hardest," said Steves, founder of Rick Steves' Europe in Edmonds.

"It is for recognizing an employee whose commitment to your company and our community, whose mix of service and citizenship can inspire us all to remember that the integrity we bring to our work and our community is the foundation upon which we build a great place to call home – a place like Edmonds."

Nominations are open for anyone who works for a business or organization located in Edmonds city limits. The winner will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Feb. 22 during a Rotary luncheon at Claire's Restaurant. Steves will present the award, which includes a $250 cash award and a personal memento.

To nominate an employee, email [email protected] and request an award form. Complete the nomination form and return it to [email protected] or by mailing to P.O. Box 115, Edmonds, WA 98020.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 10.


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