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The Y Honors Over 30 Volunteers of the Year

EVERETT, WA. June 28, 2024 – The YMCA of Snohomish County hosted its annual Volunteers of the Year Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Volunteers from all six branches, the Board of Trustees, and the Youth Leadership Board were honored and recognized for their service to the Y.

“Our success at the YMCA of Snohomish County is powered by our volunteers,” said Peyton Tune, President and CEO, YMCA of Snohomish County. “Their dedication is essential to our mission, and it’s an honor to recognize the valuable contributions they make every day.”

Volunteers were recognized in four categories: program, policy, youth, and philanthropy. The recipients serve in different capacities across the county, but they all embody leadership, commitment, and a heart for the Y and the community it supports. This year’s award recipients are:

Program Volunteers of the Year: Gavin and Laura Barre (Everett), George Appel (Marysville), Betty LaValley (Mill Creek), Jacob Adams (Monroe/Sky Valley), Scott Neuhaus (Mukilteo), Jerri Bartram (Stanwood-Camano), Eric Hanson (Youth Leadership

Policy Volunteers of the Year: Kelly Shepherd (Everett), Dr. Mary Lou Hatcher (Marysville), Andy Siguenza (Mill Creek), Joy Mueller (Monroe/Sky Valley), Mark Gregory (Mukilteo), Don Leak (Stanwood-Camano), Danen Barnhart (Trustees), Charles Miller (Youth Development)

Youth Volunteers of the Year: Noah Boies (Everett), Andrew Norton (Marysville), Robin Lee (Mill Creek), Clara King (Monroe/Sky Valley), Soni Lui (Mukilteo) Sean Bladek (Stanwood-Camano)

Philanthropy Volunteers of the Year: Roy Yates (Everett), Trish Johnson (Marysville), Kaylene Brewer and Tomoko Bryant (Mill Creek), Sara Capps (Monroe/Sky Valley), Marissa Clark and Sean Drought (Mukilteo), Lynda Buehring (Stanwood-Camano), Rich Olson (Youth Development)

“From board members to Mock Trial advisors, Community Campaign chairs to youth program volunteers, we are so appreciative of our volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to strengthen our local community,” said Tune. “They lead, inspire and support our Y family, making our work possible.”

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