• NEWS - Leadership Awards Presented!

    April 7, 2019 for the Annual JCCC Community Leadership Awards at the Old Alcohol Plant in Port Hadlock

    Two new awards were presented this year “Rising Entrepreneur” and “Future Business Leader (High School Senior). Along with them, the YPNer of the Year Award, Business Leader and Citizen of the Year Awards will be presented.  Nominations from the community for these awards opened January 1, 2019. Event Sponsorships were available with intense marketing and exposure for our supporters.


    JCCC Community Leadership Award Categories

    Business Leader of the Year Award is presented to an individual that demonstrates a history of vision, service and leadership for the betterment of the Jefferson County community.  This individual has built a legacy of building other leaders along the way.  This individual has established a reputation of character, trust and leadership for others to emulate. 

    Andy Cochrane, Power Trip Energy
    Hans Frederickson, Frederickson Electric
    Ned Herbert & Virginia Marsden, The Pourhouse

    The Citizen of the Year Award is presented to an individual whose extraordinary public service has made a positive impact on the community.  This individual has chosen to give back to the community and serve others.  The Jefferson County community is a better place because of the efforts of this individual.

    Myron Vogt, BlueBills
    Debbi Steele, Wearable Art Show
    Pam Petranek and Gwendolyn Tracy, PT Marine Trades Association


    Rising Entrepreneur Award, new this year, is presented to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to business and economic development.  This individual embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking that will lead Jefferson County to sustained economic prosperity. The contribution and leadership of this individual was a catalyst for job creation, smart growth/development, or economic improvement in Jefferson County. 

    Joel Carben, IdealSeat
    Chris Brignoli and Matt Mortensen, Revision Marine
    Scott Ross & Debborah Taylor, Finistere


    Young Professional of the Year Award (YPN) is awarded to the young professional who demonstrates excellence, creativity and valuable service in their business to improve the quality of life for others in the community. They serve as a role model for their peers and our community youth.

    Jen Lee, Jen Lee Light
    Tyler Meeks, Disco Bay Outdoor Exchange
    Thysen and Debi Scott, GBF, Catering


    Future Business Leader Award (Youth) new this year, awarded to a High School Senior who displays leadership qualities every day – qualities like honesty, integrity, dependability, respectfulness and compassion. This student succeeds in academics as well as community service and serves as a role model of their peers.

    Ella Ashford, homeschooled
    Quillan Gallagher, Quilcene High School
    Renee Woods, Chimacum High School


    Awards were presented to:

    Business Leader of the Year:     Hans Frederickson, Fredericksen Electric

    Citizen of the Year:     Myron Vogt

    Young Professional of the Year:     Tyler Meeks, Disco Bay Outdoor Exchange

    Future Business Leader of the Year:     Renee Woods, Chimacum High School Senior

    Rising Entrepreneur:    Deborah Taylor & Scott Ross, Finestere Restaurant

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