Deadline is Friday for Clallam County Community Service Award nominations

The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday for nominations for the 2018 Clallam County Community Service Award.

A panel of judges will review the nominations and select one to seven people to receive a Community Service Award at an evening reception in Port Angeles on Thursday, April 26.

The award recognizes the dedication, sacrifice and accomplishments of local people who do extraordinary things for their neighbors, their community or the environment.

This is the 38th year for the award, begun by the PDN and now co-sponsored by the Soroptimist Noon Club.

Past recipients of the Community Service Award have organized community efforts to clean up waterways, served as literacy tutors, raised money for the disabled, protected animals, organized food programs for the hungry, aided crime victims and their families, founded a cancer survivor support group, built a playground for special-needs children and were instrumental in the creation of teen activity centers.

How to nominate

Nominations must be made using the accompanying coupon with a letter describing the merits and accomplishments of the person being nominated.

The nomination should include supporting documents, such as copies (not originals) of other awards, newspaper articles or letters of support.

Anyone who lives in Clallam County can be nominated.

Recipients of the Community Service Award in the past are not eligible for a 2018 award.

But those previously nominated but not selected for a Community Service Award are eligible for renomination.

If you have any questions about the program, please phone PDN Publisher Terry Ward at his direct number, 360-417-3500 (if he’s not in, leave a voice mail). Or email Ward at [email protected]

2017 honorees

• Dianna Cross of Sequim, a longtime volunteer in the Clallam County office of the American Red Cross.

• Charles Devoney, Jim Walsh, Gary Marler and Bob Agee, Port Angeles Police Department volunteers who have together donated an estimated 20,000 hours of service to the department.

• Jo Oliver of Sequim, a retired registered nurse who has volunteered at the Red Cross office since 1998.

• Mary Sherwood of Port Angeles, who volunteers her registered nursing services at Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, and even makes house calls.

• Tammy Sullenger, who was nominated by six people for her for long-standing and dedicated service to veterans.

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