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Emerging Leader: Russell Wiita guides his hometown through flames
The mayor of Sultan is taking lessons learned from the Bolt Creek fire into the future.
Michael Adams: promoting race equity, inclusion and justice
“There is so much work to be done.” Adams hopes to help build a community based on respect.
Melissa Siv: Helping students boost their financial literacy
The banking professional organized a group of volunteers who teach the basics of personal finance.
Marlena Powers: Creating a community in which kids can excel
The founder of AVODAH Business Collective aims to empower moms and minority women to create a brighter future.
Lynsey Gagnon: Her personal experience guides her
The social services director worked tirelessly to launch a cold weather shelter in east Snohomish County.
Kaitlyn Davis: Turning quick coffee into a community enterprise
At 24, Davis bought her first espresso stand. She has since grown into a local business advocate.
Jonnathan Yepez Carino: Helping underserved communities
He teaches financial empowerment classes in Spanish and English, and financial literacy classes.
John Michael Graves: Speaking out against hate
Graves strives to provide a nuanced approach to combating antisemitism through his work with StandWithUs.
Heidi Schauble: Offering access for those who struggle
She struggled in a traditional school setting. Now, she helps others find employment or pursue an education.
Hayley Statema: Stepping up to help those without a voice
She believes that building a stronger community means breaking down barriers and communicating “a little more.”
Alex Zitnik-McGinty: Find a group you like and volunteer!
Her volunteer activities cover the spectrum. Fitting in “service work is important as we grow.”