Nominate a local business leader for one of three awards

They will be presented at Economic Alliance Snohomish County’s annual meeting this spring.

Know a business or civic leader who is making a difference in Snohomish County? Nominate them for one of three awards to be presented at Economic Alliance Snohomish County’s annual meeting this spring.

The awards will recognize the achievements of people who helped create a better community or advanced economic interests in the region.

Deadline for nominations is March 15. Three awards will be given:

The Henry M. Jackson Award is named for the former U.S. senator from Everett. The award was established in 1977 and honors someone who demonstrates exemplary service to the community and is committed to the business interests of the region.

This individual drives local, state and regional initiatives for business; promotes civic, social and cultural programs; and participates in programs that expand the potential and quality of life in the county.

The John M. Fluke Sr. Award is named for the founder of the Fluke Corp., the industrial test-measurement company in Everett.

The award is given out annually to an indivdual who has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, and business and community leadership coupled with significant community contribution and commitment. It was established in 1970.

The Elson S. Floyd Award is named for the former Washington State University president who played a key role in establishing the WSU Everett campus.

The award aims to honor a visionary leader who through partnership, tenacity and a strong commitment to community has created lasting opportunities, especially for those who have traditionally been underserved, that improve the quality of life and positively impact the trajectory of the regional economy.

The business or civic leaders will be honored at the Economic Alliance’s annual luncheon May 17.

Last year, Pat McClain, the former executive director for governmental affairs for the City of Everett, received the Henry M. Jackson Award.

Dream Dinners co-founder Tina Kuna won the John M. Fluke Sr. Award.

Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson won the inaugural Elson S. Floyd Award. For more questions or information about the awards, contact Herald Business Journal editor Jim Davis at 425-339-3097 or

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