Each year Valley residents from diverse sectors of our community are nominated by fellow community members for their volunteer efforts and their dedication and commitment to the health, safety and welfare of all who live here. Nominees are then honored at the annual Rise and Shine breakfast where nominators are given the opportunity to speak about each recipient and share of their inspiring volunteer endeavors.
Brandi Painter, Angela Donaldson, Sandi Britt, Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation, Sandy Conway, Nancy Perry, Kellie Eaton, Kelley Houser, Austin Koons, Kim Ferree, Monica Niemela, Elvira Zoller-Knecht, Sara Ullman, Keri Bailey, Sue Korol, Jamey Tisdale, Paula Matthysse, Stacey Cepeda.
In addition to the Rise and Shine Awards, the Network also recognizes outstanding community partnerships, youth leadership and those who have left a legacy through their notable commitment to community service.
The 2012 Kristy Trione Community Partnership Award was given to Sue and Davin Henrikson of Kokopelli Gardens: The Henriksons stand out as community partners for their ongoing support of the need for teens to have access to healthy social alternatives and an accessible location to host them. The Henriksons and the facilities at Kokopelli Gardens have been instrumental to the success of many Riverview Youth Council events over the years.
The 2012 Youth Legacy Award was given to Carly Christensen: As a founding member and 2011-12 president of the Riverview Youth Council, Carly helped to give youth in our valley a voice, and provided meaningful ways for youth to volunteer, mentor and connect through Youth Council sponsored events throughout our community.
Carly genuinely strives to make the world a better place, and to “be the change” through her passion and dedication to community service.
The 2012 Professional Legacy Award was given to Kristy Trione: Kristy’s impassioned work as the executive director of the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network for the past ten years brought a compassionate, cohesive and comprehensive structure to the many sectors of our community. Her inclusive, inspiring manner helped to create a means for bonds and connections with individuals and organizations throughout our Valley. Kristy’s dedication to our community has truly left a legacy which will be treasured for many years to come.
“These awards really embody the spirit of the Snoqualmie Valley, a community whose members strive to build and create a caring community that allows us all to thrive,” said Laura Smith, current executive director, Snoqualmie Valley Community Network.
Congratulations to all 2012 Rise and Shine Award recipients, your passionate dedication to community service is a profound source of pride and inspiration.
Thank you for the positive difference your efforts continue to make for the many children and families in our valley.
About the Network
The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network was created with a vision to work in partnership with all sectors of our community, to provide a supportive environment where all families have an opportunity to thrive and be connected, supported and cared for. The importance of giving youth a voice, valuing the community process, and using data/research for appropriate measured outcomes are at the core of our foundation. The Network board and staff take pride in being a resourceful, diverse group dedicated to supporting meaningful work throughout our community, by generating informative community health/welfare focused programs and events.
If you would like to learn more about the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network or have an interest in joining our board, please visit:www.snoqualmievalley communitynetwork.org.