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2023 Port Angeles Community Awards nominations

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Name: 2023 Port Angeles Community Awards nominations
Date: February 3, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
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Make as Many Nominations as you'd Like!
List of Past Honorees Below


Make a Nomination

Help us recognize the best and brightest stars in our community by nominating a worthy person, business, or organization for the Port Angeles Community Awards. Our panel of esteemed judges will select three finalists from each category among the submitted nominations. All finalists will be honored and celebrated at the Community Awards Gala on February 3rd, where a winner from each will be announced. 

This year the gala will be at Field Arts and Events Hall
Listed below are the past finalists, with the winners' names in bold.

You can make as many nominations as you'd like! Just be sure to return here and click the link after submitting your nomination in order to start a new one. 

The categories are listed below, along with all past honorees. The winners from each category are highlighted in bold

The Awards are presented in the following categories:

Citizen of the Year - An individual who has made a positive impact on the health or prosperity of the community, including a legacy of good works and specifically during the past year.
Young Leader of the Year:  Awarded to an individual, age 18-39, who exemplifies a commitment to the health and future of our community, and has made an impact during the past year beyond the responsibilities and expectations of their job.
Educator of the Year:  Recognizes a teacher, coach, or educational staff member employed by the Port Angeles School District or a private school in Port Angeles, who has exhibited impressive leadership and achieved exceptional results toward the overall development of youth in grade levels K-12.
Business of the Year:  Awarded to the business, large or small, that has shown consistent excellence as an employer, contributed to the community beyond the profit motive of the business, and has been a recognized contributor over the past year to the general prosperity and well-being of our community. 
Emerging Business of the Year:  Awarded to a business that has been operating between one and six years, or has been significantly reinvented with a major location change and/or business expansion within that time. Emerging Business should fill a significantly unmet need or market, revitalize an area, or contribute altruistically beyond the mission or profit motive of the business (The time frame for this category criteria has been temporarily changed to account for the affect that the pandemic has had on emerging businesses).
Organization of the Year:  Recognizes the non-profit, church, agency, or community service organization that has demonstrated an exceptional achievement of its mission, consistently improving quality of life in our community over the past year.

Past Honorees Are:

Citizen of the Year
2017  Marsha Robin, Reath Ellefson, Tim Mason/Amber Keebler
2018  Amy Miller, Susan Hillgren, Iris Winslow
2019  Norma Turner, John Brewer, Christine Loewe
2020 Steve Deutermann, Dr. Allison Berry, Patty Pastore
2021 Steve Methner, Fran Howell, Minnie Whalen

Educator of the Year
2017  Ron Jones, Cindy Crumb, John Gallagher
2018  Claire Rausch, Phil Morgan-Ellis, Christine Bohman
2019  Doug Gailey, Gary Pringle,  Krista Winn
2020  Dan Cobb, Tiffany Gillespie, Kasey Ulin
2021  Angie Gooding, Dwayne Johnson, Jeff Lunt

Young Leader of the Year
2017  Lindsay Fox, Bonnie Schmidt, Brianna Kelly
2018  Victoria Jones, Bonnie Schmidt, Shenna Younger
2019  Addison Holland, Ashley Liberty, Lacey Fry
2020  Chelsea Winfield, Jeremy Gilchrist, Dylan Godsey
2021  Luke Gavin, Carmen Geyer, Tyler Johnson

Business of the Year
2017  Lakeside Industries, Black Ball Ferry, Wilder Auto
2018  Hermann Brothers, Lakeside Industries, Lumber Traders
2019  Angeles Electric, First Federal,  Swains General Store
2020  Lumber Traders, Little Devil's Lunchbox, PNW Mobile Detailing
2021  7 Cedars Resort, Grocery Outlet, Port Book & News

Organization of the Year
2017 OMC, The Answer for Youth, United Way of Clallam County
2018 JFFA, Lincoln Park BMX, Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics
2019 PA Food Bank, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Lincoln Park BMX
2020 Clallam County EDC, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County, Port Angeles Police Department
2021 Lincoln Park BMX, Clallam County Sheriff Dept., North Olympic Library System

Emerging Business of the Year
    Lefties Baseball, Olympic Peninsula Massage, BADA NW
2018 Amma's Umma, Avail Fit, Poser Yoga
2019 Studio 360, Heart & Passion Films, Diehl's Do it All
2020 Fogtown Coffee, Ridgeline Homecare Cooperative, Sasquatch Bakery
2021 Port Angeles Wharf, Sisters & Co., Sisterland Farms

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