Luca Bertoldi and Emma Larson raised money for the homeless. (Courtesy of Cris Larson)

Luca Bertoldi and Emma Larson raised money for the homeless. (Courtesy of Cris Larson)

Philanthropic young adults gift $1.7K to Mercy Watch

Everett duo donates $1.7 K to Mercy Watch

A fundraiser led by Emma Larson and Luca Bertoldi of Everett raised $1,700 to support the homeless with the funds being donated to Mercy Watch.

Local credit union awarded for financial education

SnoCope Credit Union, based in Everett, earned the Credit Union National Association’s Alphonse Desjardins award for its Financial Wellness Program.

The credit union offered instruction to over 200 adults last year, providing guidance on retirement planning, tax law updates and more.

The prestigious regional honor is named for Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the first credit unions in the United States and Canada.

Kiwanis Club of Snohomish introduces new leadership

At their first “in-person” meeting since March, the Kiwanis Club of Snohomish initiated its 2020-2021 president, officers and board members.

During the outdoor event at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, a dozen members were recognized with leadership positions.

The club’s 2020 officers include Andrew Urie, vice president, Roberta Alley, president-elect, Melody Dana, secretary, Brandon Simeon, treasurer, and Todd Huotari, past president. The board members are Linda Lewis, Chelsea Saunders, Debbie Burton, Bill Bond, Alice Armstrong, Scott Kelly, Ken Hammond and Rick Homme.

The Kiwanis Club of Snohomish meets every Thursday at noon at Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant.

Edmonds-Woodway earns longevity award

Edmonds-Woodway High School has reached a significant milestone – 100 years as an accredited institution.

Cognia has recognized the school with a 100-year banner and framed certificate commemorating a century of accreditation.

“In today’s world of overnight startups, reinvented industries, and online commerce, very few organizations can claim the distinction of a century of service and excellence,” said Mark A. Elgart, Cognia’s president and CEO in a letter to school leaders. “With a focus on school improvement, your institution continues to demonstrate an unwavering commitment, striving to give every student opportunities to succeed.”

Lynnwood wins national recognition

The City of Lynnwood recently was recognized as a 2020 Government Experience Award winner by the Center for Digital Government for its Digital City Hall.

Launched in February, Lynnwood’s new City website and Digital City Hall transforms paper-based and in-person processes into a digital experience which allows the public to access city services and information 24 hours a day from their home computer, tablet or mobile phone.

The Center for Digital Government awards recognize the achievements and best practices of states, cities and counties that are radically improving the experience of government and pushing the boundaries of how services are delivered.

“Our state and local government winners this year demonstrated that focusing on the government experience provides a foundation that played a vital role in responding and adapting to the uncertainties and disruptions of 2020,” said Dustin Haisler, chief innovation officer for the Center for Digital Government. “This year’s winners employed innovative methods and technologies to transform their government experiences.” Read the full release from the Center for Digital Government.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Center for Digital Government,” said Julie Moore, communications and public affairs officer for the City of Lynnwood. “Our service-focused website is mobile-friendly, easy to navigate, and makes accessibility a priority. We’ve created a shift in the way our community members access city services and information, which has been especially important during this time of COVID-19.”

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