The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions


Splash! Summer guide

HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.

Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Bothell woman is city's 'dream volunteer'

  • Longtime City of Bothell volunteer Mickey McKay (center) laughs with Amy Ensminger (left) and Sabrina Combs as they work to set up kids' bags for the ...

    Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald

    Longtime City of Bothell volunteer Mickey McKay (center) laughs with Amy Ensminger (left) and Sabrina Combs as they work to set up kids' bags for the city's Sustainamania fair in May.

BOTHELL -- Mickey McKay does whatever's needed.
That's why the people at the Bothell public works department call her their "dream volunteer."
McKay, 57, of Bothell, has been helping out at the city for a little more than a year.
A retired accountant, McKay does office and computer work, in addition to setting up for events like the Sustainamania fair in May.
"It's good for me because having not worked for awhile, I missed that social interaction," she said. "I get to work in an office. I get to utilize some of the skills I have. I kind of keep up on what's going on in the city."
About 150 people volunteer for the City of Bothell at any time, a city spokeswoman said. Some work outdoors or only during emergencies.
McKay lives in Bothell with her husband, John, and their golden retriever, Molly.
She volunteers a couple of days a week, working closely with Sabrina Combs, the city's recycling and public services projects administrator.
McKay is helpful and efficient, Combs said. She spent more than 200 hours volunteering for Bothell in 2011.
"She's phenomenal," Combs said. "I can't say enough happy, joyous things about Mickey."
McKay said she loves learning about public works, something she never thought about before. She learns about recycling, sustainability, street maintenance and more.
The city is glad to have her, Combs said.
"She has that wonderful attitude of just wanting to be part of the community and helping out her community, which is fantastic," Combs said.
Rikki King: 425-339-3449;
Want to help?
For more information about volunteering for the City of Bothell, call 425-489-3437 or go to
Story tags » BothellPeopleVolunteer

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

HeraldNet Classifieds