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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Bev Jorgensen Named City's 2016 Citizen of the Year

Mayor Hearing congratulating Bev Jorgensen 2016 Citizen of the Year
Mayor Ken Hearing and City Councilmembers recently honored Bev Jorgensen, 2016 Citizen of the Year Award recipient, at the March 7, 2017 City Council Meeting.

“The Citizen of the Year award is meant to be given to an individual or business that has shown, through their initiative and actions that they truly care about the community and whose hard work, spirit and dedication make our community great.” said Mayor Ken Hearing.

Ms. Jorsensen was selected not only for her work in 2016, but for ongoing and exceptional work within the community that spans many years.

Some of her noted accomplishments include being a Member of the Snoqualmie Valley Women in Business (when it first started); volunteering with the Festival at Mt Si; adopting families for Christmas and providing meals and gifts; holding an annual Christmas Open House in her home where she would always include a food drive as part of the celebration; Snoqualmie Valley Soccer Representative for 5 years, Coach for Mt Si High School Boy’s and Girls’ Soccer “C” Teams; annual neighborhood 4th of July breakfast hosted at her home; Relay for Life Luminaria Committee for 4 years; Relay for Life Event Coordinator; fundraiser for family displaced during the Cle Elum Taylor Bridge Wildfire; and Life Coach.

Mayor Hearing concluded the presentation by stating “These are just a few of Bev’s accomplishments that have enriched and impacted our lives here in the Valley. We are truly pleased to recognize her as the North Bend Citizen of the Year and can’t thank her enough for all she has given to our community. We are proud to know her and call her our friend.”
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