Marysville Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 3219, recently donated $5,000 to the Marysville Community Food Bank. (Contributed photo)

Marysville Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 3219, recently donated $5,000 to the Marysville Community Food Bank. (Contributed photo)

Marysville firefighters provide community support

Marysville firefighters donate $5,000 for families in need

In an effort to support local families in need, Marysville Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 3219, recently donated $5,000 to the Marysville Community Food Bank.

The firefighters raised the money in an online fundraiser since their annual in-person winter drive, which usually takes place outside Safeway, was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. When they were short of reaching their $5,000 goal, they used money from a firefighters’ union “house” fund to make up the difference.

“As most are very well aware, this past year has been a challenge on so many levels,” said Dean Shelton, Local 3219 president and Marysville Fire battalion chief. “Although we are unable to gather at store fronts and ask for assistance, we needed to do something to help our community.”

Ian Saltzman

Ian Saltzman

Edmonds chamber welcomes 2021 board members

Seven new board members and a chairperson were appointed to serve on the 2021 Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Rob Schwertley (The Seattle Times) will serve as chairperson and oversee new board members: Olivia Brown Latham (Sugar Spa Edmonds), Greg Carlson (Beck’s Tribute Center), Will Chen (Will Chen CPA), Azra Jabeen (Fortive), Krista Larrison (Kita Events Northwest), Jenna Nand (Fortuna Law) and Marina Udodik (Westgate Chapel).

“The Board and staff of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce are truly pleased to welcome these talented new members to the board of directors. This group represents a diverse cross section of our business community,” said Greg Urban, president and CEO of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.

Board members serve three-year terms, with a maximum service of three terms. Bylaws allow as many as 30 board members to serve on the board in a given year.

Everett Public Schools superintendent nominated for national education award

Ian Saltzman has been nominated for the 2020-2021 LifeChanger of the Year award, an annual recognition for K-12 educators and school district employees who make an impact across the country.

In his first year as superintendent, Saltzman led the district through the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Clearly, these are unprecedented times, but unprecedented times call for unprecedented leadership,” his anonymous nominator said. “Dr. Saltzman is that unprecedented leader staying the course, providing both safety and continuous education for young people. For that reason, he is a life-changer.”

Kiwanis Club of Snohomish welcomes new members

Rebekah Park and Becky Harper were recently inducted into the Kiwanis Club of Snohomish by Lieutenant Governor Melody Dana.

Park, who is new to Snohomish, fell in love with the area when choosing her wedding venue at Snoqualmie Falls five years ago. She is a public sector human relations professional and is currently working on a master’s degree in business. She looks forward to helping and learning more about the community.

Harper grew up in Snohomish and is a second-generation Snohomish Panther. She works as the venue manager at Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish. Her grandfather was a member of the former long-time Snohomish Tillicum Kiwanis Club, and Harper said she is happy to follow suit as a new club member.

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