Edmonds Rotary honors Meadowdale junior

Lilliana (Lilli) Broce

Lilliana (Lilli) Broce

Edmonds Rotary honors Meadowdale junior

The Rotary Club of Edmonds has honored Meadowdale High School junior Lillianna (Lilli) Broce as its February student of the month.

Lora Schwartzenberger, a career counselor at the school, said, “Lilli is an all-star volunteer and track athlete, and a stellar student. She has been a friendly, supportive, courageous and dedicated student in the remote learning environment.”

She also participates in volleyball and track and plays cello in the chamber orchestra and is a LINK leader and an environmental/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Club member.

Granite Falls names students of the quarter

The Granite Falls School District recently announced its second quarter “Success in Education” award winners.

They are Raymond Johnson, Jared Yaretz, Kaitlyn Cramer and Samuel Wagner from the high school; Ivy Helm and Xavier Swanson from Crossroads; Adelle Glenn, Arwen Morgen and Danika Mace from Granite Falls Middle School; Joseph Johnson and Ursula Gallagher from the Virtual Academy; Sarai Hildreth, Bentley Billington and Malia Haynes from Monte Cristo Elementary; and Aubrey Connell, Isaiah Fitzhugh and Santiago Cortes from Mountain Way Elementary.

The award represents students who show an understanding of the importance of education and provide a committed, excellent service to other students, staff members or the community. Candidates were nominated by staff and selected by the school’s administrative team.

Michelle Meyer

Michelle Meyer

Lynnwood hires a new finance director

In a unanimous vote last week, the Lynnwood City Council approved the appointment of Michelle Meyer to serve as the city’s next finance director.

“Director Meyer’s wide range of financial leadership skills and experience will keep our finance team moving forward as we continue to strive for greater accountability and transparency in our City finances,” Mayor Nicola Smith said in a press release. “I’m confident that Michelle will be an excellent addition to my leadership team and help our City improve our operational excellence and financial sustainability.”

Meyer has spent her career in public service over 20 years, including the last 10 in municipal finance director roles. She has extensive experience in debt management, economic development and operational and capital budgeting. Her strengths include building diverse, adaptable teams and enhancing service delivery despite limited resources.

“I am excited for the opportunity to step into the finance director role and build upon the foundation of strong, sustainable financial management that Lynnwood has in place,” Meyer said.

Meyer holds a Master of Public Administration and a graduate certificate in city/county management from Wichita State University. She currently resides on Whidbey Island with her three dogs. Before moving to Whidbey Island, she lived in Lynnwood.

Lynnwood’s previous finance director, Sonja Springer, retired in December after 33 years in municipal finance, and the last five years as the City of Lynnwood’s finance director.

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