Nominate someone for annual Emerging Leader competition

Nominations are being sought for the second annual Emerging Leader contest to recognize and celebrate the next generation of leadership in Snohomish County.

The award seeks to highlight young individuals who exemplify strong character, initiative, leadership and community involvement.

Sponsors include HeraldMedia, accounting firm Moss Adams, Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Puget PR and Leadership Snohomish County.

The deadline to nominate a candidate is Jan. 8. To submit a name, go to www.heraldnet.com/emergingleaders. The winner will be announced in April.

Last year, Everett’s Adams & Duncan law firm partner Chris Adams received the inaugural award. Adams was a member of Everett’s planning commission and was chairman in 2013 and 2014. He’s also worked on the city’s salary and charter review commissions.

He’s a former board president of Sherwood Community Service helping people with disabilities, served on the board and executive committee for Providence Hospital and worked on the Everett YMCA board.

More than 50 people were nominated, and many were nominated multiple times. Of those, the field was cut to a dozen then pared to four finalists.

The other three finalists were George Kosovich of the Verdant Health Commission; Lisa Lefeber, director of strategic communication and policy for the Port of Everett; and Shanon Tysland, owner of Experience Momentum, a Lynnwood health and fitness business.

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