Heltne's extensive community involvement on behalf of The Herald led Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson to declare Friday "Kim Heltne Appreciation Day in the city of Everett."
She spearheaded The Herald's participation in the United Way's Day of Caring; organized benefits for the Snohomish County Red Cross and Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, and served on the boards of directors for many community nonprofit organizations.
Heltne also for many years was a member of the newspaper's editorial board.
Her last day at The Herald was Friday.
More Local News Headlines
DNR cleans local waterways of sunken, derelict, abandoned boats Everett teachers OK contract with nearly 8% pay raise Tell lawmakers ways to improve and fund public schools United Way honors Everett volunteer with Roger Bouck Award Evergreen State Fair judging results Front Porch: Smoky fire may be done Report on high school shootings: 'I needed to do this' Victims of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.