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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 2024 Benefit Breakfast (March 21, 2024), one to an individual and one to a business or organization. 

Nomination forms need to be emailed to or mailed to Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 SE 248th St. Maple Valley, WA  98038. 

2024 Community First Award

Jim Flynn (GMVCC Board Member), Dick Peacock (Maple Valley Historical Society), Mindy Gamble (Backpack Buddies of Maple Valley), Syd Dawson (GMVCC Board Member)

Past Recipients

Year      Individual Award

2013    Mike Maryanski

2014    Gary Habenicht Family

2015    Kim & Jack Emmons

2016    Sue VanRuff

2017    Mary Jane Glaser

2018    Cheryl & Bob Castagna

2019    Gretchen Wulfing

2020    Sharon Chastain

2021    Program suspended (COVID)

2022    Program suspended (COVID)

2023    Terry Duty

2024    Dick Peacock

Year      Organization Award

2013    Maple Valley Youth Symphony

2014    Valley Girls & Guys

2015    Maple Valley Rotary Club

2016    Make A Difference Day 


2017    Maple Valley Farmers Market

2018    VFW Post 5052

2019    Johnsons Home & Garden

2020    Jerry Woods Holiday

            Engine Food Drive

2021    Program suspended (COVID)

2022    Program suspended (COVID)

2023    Maple Valley Food Bank

2024    Backpack Buddies 

            of Maple Valley

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