Dan Kittle and Rachel Wixson-Kittle received the 2021 Mukilteo Citizen of the Year award.
The couple will be honored during the Mukilteo Lighthouse Parade. The award is sponsored by the Mukilteo Kiwanis Club. The voting committee is made up of past winners.
The couple were nominated for their community involvement and dedication to youth. They head the mentoring nonprofit Leadership Launch. Both attorneys, they’ve been finalists for The Herald Business Journal’s Emerging Leaders awards — Rachel in 2017, Dan in 2019.
Jackson Elementary awarded American Heart Association grant
Jackson Elementary in Everett received a grant from the American Heart Association.
The American Heart Association’s school-based youth programs, Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge, awarded 52 schools across the country through the annual grant program which funds resources to extend or support school wellness programs.
Grant recipients are able to expand their schools’ offerings with additions such as physical activity equipment, water bottle filling stations and educator training opportunities. The average grant was $2,400. The application process was open to all schools that participated in the school-based programs in the 2020-2021 school year.
“This past school year presented a unique learning environment for students and educators which only deepened the importance of physical health and mental well-being,” said Kim Slone, executive vice president for development and community health for the American Heart Association. “It is our intention that these grants help our valued Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge schools supplement resources to enrich the physical education of their students.”
Snohomish County organization employees win regional admin awards
Three employees of organizations based in Snohomish County won regional recognition through Admin Awards.
The group bestowed honors to Missy Judd, chief executive assistant with Compass Health; Jan Olsen, executive assistant and board secretary of Volunteers of America Western Washington; and Adina Williams, a senior administrative assistant for Community Health Center of Snohomish County.
Judd received the Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence. Olsen got the Administrative Excellence in Public Service Award. Williams won the Loyalty Award.