Live United Awards given at annual prom event

PORT ANGELES — The United Way of Clallam County presented its Live United Award during the nonprofit’s annual prom on May 13.

• Board member awards recognize board members for their time and efforts in supporting the United Way and giving back to Clallam County.

The awardees are Jo Johnston, Amie Batton of Peninsula College and Lindsay Fox from the Olympic Medical Center Foundation.

• Employee Giving Campaign awards recognize local businesses for their partnership with United Way.

The awards were accepted by Hayley Grall for Clallam Transit, Jennifer Dyrseth for Olympic Medical Center and Allie Plute for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and 7 Cedars Hotel and Casino.

• The Clallam Resilience Project presented an award to Nina Smith, of Western Governors University, for the university’s Collaborative Learning Academy.

• Detective Swift Sanchez, Port Angeles Police Department, and Kyler Resser, Sequim Police Department, were recognized for their leadership of the Handle With Care program that enables police departments to notify schools of children that have experienced traumatic situations.

• Josh Holloway accepted the Student Financial Aid Award on behalf of Peninsula College.

• Impact Awards recognize organizations that support workforce development, housing and childcare.

The Clallam Economic Development Council was recognized for its focus on job creation and workforce development.

Peninsula Housing Authority received an award for its efforts to improve existing affordable housing.

Anna King accepted an award on behalf of Peninsula College’s Early Child Development Center for its efforts to find solutions to the childcare crisis in Clallam County.

• The Prom Court, made up of individuals noted for their ongoing and enthusiastic support for the United Way of Clallam County, was composed of Mary Sue French of Cabled Fiber and Yarn, Ashley Bell of So So Sweet By Ashley and Nancy VanWinkle of Lakeside Industries.

For more information, visit www.unitedway

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