Community First Award
The Greater Maple Valley Community Center’s Community First Awards are awarded for outstanding community service, public service and/or significant charitable or philanthropic contributions of benefit to the community.
The Board presented two Community First awards at our 2023 Benefit Breakfast (March 16, 2023), one to an individual and one to a business or organization.
2013 Mike Maryanski/Maple Valley Youth Symphony
2014 Gary Habenicht Family/Valley Girls & Guys
2015 Kim & Jack Emmons/Maple Valley Rotary Club
2016 Sue VanRuff/Make A Difference Day Committee
2017 Mary Jane Glaser/Maple Valley Farmers Market
2018 Cheryl & Bob Castagna/VFW Post 5052
2019 Gretchen Wulfing/Johnsons Home & Garden
2020 Sharon Chastain/Jerry Woods Holiday Engine Food Drive
2021 Program suspended due to COVID
2022 Program suspended due to COVID
2023 Terry Duty/Maple Valley Food Bank
Food Bank Executive Director, Lindsey Habenicht (on left) receives her award from Board Member Julie Hunsaker
Board Member Syd Dawson (on right) presents the Community First Award to Terry Duty
Nomination forms need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 SE 248th St. Maple Valley, WA 98038. The deadline to receive nominations is February 23, 2023.