Community Transit board adds two community leaders

Mukilteo city councilman Joe Marine (left) and Stanwood city councilman Sid Roberts were named to Community Transit’s Board of Directors. (Community Transit)

Mukilteo city councilman Joe Marine (left) and Stanwood city councilman Sid Roberts were named to Community Transit’s Board of Directors. (Community Transit)

The Community Transit Board of Directors announced the addition of Mukilteo City Council Member Joe Marine and Stanwood City Council Member Sid Roberts to serve on the agency’s governing body. Mountlake Terrace Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright was selected to serve as a board alternate.

The additions come following the resignation of Mike Todd from the Mill Creek City Council and Stanwood Mayor Elizabeth Callaghan’s decision to reduce her board commitments outside of the city.

Roberts will represent small cities of populations under 15,000. He has previous experience as a Community Transit board alternate during his time on the Lynnwood City Council.

Marine will represent medium cites of populations between 15,000 and 35,000 people. He was previously both a board alternate and a board member, in addition to serving as the board’s president.

The Community Transit board is comprised of nine elected officials from Snohomish County and the cities within the transit agency’s service district.

Three local nonprofits earn Murdock Charitable Trust grants

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County, Black Pilots of America in Mukilteo and Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center in Stanwood were each recipients of building grants from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust this summer.

An award of $300,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County will build a new gymnasium in Granite Falls to expand services for youth. New equipment and training programs will be bought with the $298,000 grant awarded to the Black Pilots of America and with $65,500 in funding Warm Beach Christian Camps will acquire Black Diamond Camps in Auburn.

In total, Washington nonprofits were awarded 22 grants worth $4.7 million and the Murdock Trust provided 65 grants totaling $12.2 million in the Pacific Northwest this summer.

Created by the late Melvin J. Murdock the Murdock Trust provides grants to organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington that work to strengthen the region’s educational, spiritual and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. Since its inception, the trust has awarded more than 6,700 grants totaling over $1 billion including more than $40 million already in 2020.

County resident one of four Cascade Warbird scholarship winners

Bothell High School senior Harrison Pulido was awarded a Cascade Warbirds 2020 scholarship providing more than $1,000 for tuition, books and supplies and two introductory instructional flights.

Pulido, of Lynnwood, is also the recipient of a $2,500 Continuing Aviation Education Grant for obtaining a FAA private pilot certificate. He has completed the ground school requirements leading to a private pilot license and hopes to become a commercial pilot as well as an aerospace engineer.

Sky Valley Food Banks wins grant for new truck

As part of Kroger and Fred Meyer’s Zero Hunger / Zero Waste grant program, the Sky Valley Food Bank was awarded $77,000 used to purchase a 2020 Isuzu commercial refrigerator truck.

The truck will hold all food from the Sky Valley distribution center, replacing an older truck that was not big enough to carry a complete order of 1,000 weekly meals. This is the first time the food bank has had a new commercial truck.

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