Jefferson County Community Leadership Awards finalists announced
The Chamber of Jefferson County is pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Community Leadership Awards being held on May 15 at 4 p.m. via zoom.
The virtual awards show will honor the following community leaders:
Business Leader of the Year Award
Janette Force, Port Townsend Film Festival
Ben Bauermeister, Skillmation
Jamie Maciejewski, Habitat for Humanity East Jefferson County
Rising Entrepreneur Award
David Griswald, Port Townsend Shipwright’s Co-Op
Jason & Samantha Olsen, Tree Hawk Farms
Young Professional of the Year Award
Royce Hilsinger, Blue Wave Sanitation
Cherish Cronmiller, Olympic Community Action Programs
Taylor Webster, Cascade Community Connections
Future Business Leader Award (youth)
Hailey Haralson, Chimacum High School
Nathaniel Ashford, Homeschool
River Kistler, Port Townsend High School
Brittany Beukes, Quilcene High School
Citizen of the Year Award
Jean Scarboro, Jumping Mouse
Deborah Stinson, Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management
Kim Rafferty, Jefferson County Public Health
Carol Hasse, Port Townsend Sails
Judy Alexander, Housing Solutions Network
Ben Bauermeister, Skillmation
The Awards event, honoring our local heroes, is produced by the Chamber in conjunction with the Port Townsend Leader and our Platinum Sponsors: Richard Tucker, Coldwell Banker Best Homes, Sound Community Bank, Auto Works and the Port of Port Townsend. Additional sponsors for the event are New American Funding, The Business Guides, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Jefferson Land Trust, Peninsula Legal Secretary, Faber Feinson PLLC, the Port Townsend Pizza Factory, Nadine’s Kitchen, The Artful Sailor and 1st Security Bank.
U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer is the keynote speaker for the event.
At this year’s Leadership Awards, our Food Fun ticket will deliver your personal vegetarian or meat lover’s pizza kit to your door on the day of the event! The par-baked pizza comes with instructions and toppings and we encourage you to be the next Pepperoni Pollock or Veggie Van Gogh with your favorite toppings! Don’t forget to take a photo and send it to us just before the event starts so we can enter your name in the draw. Prizes will be awarded for the masterpiece pizza and yours could be the winner! Send pictures to; firstname.lastname@example.org.
All ticket holders will also get a chance to participate in an exciting contest decorating a Cook/Chef Chapeau. Do not worry if you do not have a Chef’s or Cook’s hat, you can use any hat at your disposal. Let your creativity flow, decorate your hat with cooking/pizza themed pins, pictures, drawings, buttons, or anything that you fancy. You can create your own masterpiece and showcase it at the event. Your table mates will judge who has the most creative hat and enter their name into a drawing to be selected to win multiple prizes.
Tickets for the event are available on the Chamber website at jeffcountychamber.org/events with 50% of all revenue credited to the Community Development Fund.