Coleman named Olympic Leader of the Year at EDC gala

Habitat for Humanity, Radio Pacific also win awards during event

From left to right, Sean Coleman, Colleen Robinson, Brown Maloney and Todd Ortloff display the awards they earned Friday during the annual gala of the Clallam County Economic Development Council at Field Arts & Events Hall in Port Angeles (Lorie Fazio/Clallam County EDC)

From left to right, Sean Coleman, Colleen Robinson, Brown Maloney and Todd Ortloff display the awards they earned Friday during the annual gala of the Clallam County Economic Development Council at Field Arts & Events Hall in Port Angeles (Lorie Fazio/Clallam County EDC)

PORT ANGELES — Sean Coleman, the president of Lincoln Park BMX, received the Clallam County Economic Development Council’s Olympic Leader of the Year Award at its gala at Field Arts & Events Hall.

Brown Maloney and Todd Ortloff picked up the Business of the Year award for Radio Pacific, and Executive Director Colleen Robinson and Board Vice President Mark Hodgson accepted the Nonprofit of the Year award on Friday on behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County.

The awards were presented by Todd Wyche, general manager of Trotter & Morton.

Emmy award-winning producer and sports broadcaster Jen Mueller delivered the keynote address in which she shared insights from her career as a Seattle Seahawks sideline radio reporter and a member of the Seattle Mariners television broadcast team.

Matt Deines, the CEO and President of First Fed Bank, oversaw the installation of the EDC’s 2024 officers and board of directors.

EDC Director of Operations Lorie Fazio and secretary Caleb McMahon shared some of the organization’s achievements in 2023. They included business retention and expansion efforts that benefited more than 134 businesses; collaborating with EDCs in Grays Harbor and Jefferson counties, and Peninsula College and Grays Harbor College in implementing the Olympic Peninsula Small Business BOOST Grant; and assisting 97 businesses in securing more than $12 million in government contracts through its APEX Accelerator program.

The EDC is also a member of the North Olympic Peninsula Recompete Coalition, which in 2023 was chosen as a finalist in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program and awarded a Strategy Development Grant of $500,000.

The Clallam EDC is the county’s designated partner with the state Department of Commerce to support and promote economic growth, advocate for business development and entrepreneurship and work with community partners to support overall quality of life for residents.

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