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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. 

Nomination Form Here

Past Recipients

Year      Individual/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 or mailed to Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 SE 248th St. Maple Valley, WA  98038.  The deadline to receive nominations is February 23, 2023.

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