Kiwanis Club opens Citizen of the Year nominations


Last updated 2/1/2023 at 8:33pm

Nominations are now being taken for the Edmonds Kiwanis Club's annual Citizen of the Year recognition.

Nominations must be postmarked on or before March 31.

Now in its 29th year, the intent of the award is to honor a person (or persons) who have contributed community services for the people of Edmonds.

The person may be a civic-minded citizen active in civic affairs, community activities and/or business pursuits.

It is open to individuals as volunteers or professionals in the line of duty.

The previous winner was former Police Chief Al Compaan.

Among previous winners are Dorothy Gross, Rick Steves, Edmonds Petanque Club, Edmonds Floretum Garden Club, Francine Cohen, Edmonds Food bank director Casey Davis and food bank volunteers, Bill and Carol Brayer, Mary Van Meter, Peggy Pritchard, Laura Spehar, and Peggy Kennedy Olson.

Guidelines for selection:

• To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life.

• To encourage the daily living of the golden rule in all human relationships.

• To promote the adoption and application of higher social, business, and professional standards.

• To develop by precept and example a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.

• To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, render altruistic service, and build better communities.

• To cooperate in creating and maintaining the sound public opinion and idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.

Announcements will be made in The Edmonds Beacon, and the winner will be honored with a ride in the Edmonds 4th of July parade.

You can fill out the nomination form in the latest issue of the Edmonds Beacon, pick one up at the Edmonds Chamber office or Edmonds Library, or at

Submit your nomination forms to Edmonds Kiwanis, P.O. Box 221, Edmonds WA 98020.


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