Thursday, September 25, 2014

2014 KSER Voice of the Community Award

From the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund to the Japanese Gulch Group to the Snohomish County Music Project, and more, KSER likes to honor those who make a positive impact in our community.
Every year, for seven consecutive years, KSER has honored local individuals, organizations and businesses that speak up to make a difference. It's the annual KSER Voice of the Community Award Celebration.

And we want to tell you about this year's event and those who will be receiving an award.

This year, we're moving to a new venue: The Orca Ballroom at Tulalip Resort Casino. And you can be there for a special breakfast on November 5th when this year's awards are presented.

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
Breakfast served at 7:30 a.m.
Tulalip Resort Casino – Orca Ballroom
10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard – Tulalip, WA – 98271
Located off Interstate 5, Exit 200

For just $15 you can reserve tickets here.

Here are the community leaders who accepted awards at the 2013 Voice of the Community Award Celebration:

(l.-r.) Kristin Eberling; Ryan Crowther; Bruce Russell; Arnie Hammerman; Shannon Affholter; Sandra Vanderven

From the 2012 KSER Voice of the Community Award Celebration:

(l-r) Roger Pawley; Jan Vance; Lillian Ortiz-Self
An award recipient in 2011 was Dr. David Beyer, President of Everett Community College.

Dr. David Beyer
Every year, we receive solicit nominations from our listeners and then our Voice of the Community Award committee reviews the nominations and selects award recipients for each category. This year, it was a long list of worthy candidates. These are the nominees selected by our committee to be honored on November 5th:

2014 Awardees

Community Impact by an Individual: Tom Murphy, Anthropology Professor, Edmonds Community College

Community Impact by an Organization: City of Arlington and City of Darrington – and neighboring communities – for their response to the Oso mudslide (Accepting the award will be Mayor Barbara Tolbert and Mayor Dan Rankin)

Community Impact by a Business: Whidbey Life Magazine  (Accepting the award will be Sue Taves, publisher)

Cultural Impact by an Individual: Ken Kraintz, 27-year arts supervisor, Everett School District

Cultural Impact by an Organization: Whidbey Children's Theater (Accepting the award will be Cait Cassee, executive director)

Cultural Impact by a Business: Everett Historic Theater (Accepting the award will be Craig Shriner, owner)

If you'd like to join us in saluting these outstanding organizations and individuals, order your tickets now.  Then think about who you'd like to nominate for the 2015 Voice of the Community Award!