If an event in Edmonds needs volunteer help, Grace Fisk is likely to be there.
If you ask Grace Fisk what she does in the community, she’ll say, “I just started volunteering when I retired.”
In recognition of her tireless and unassuming approach to helping others, Fisk was named the 2005 Edmonds Citizen of the Year by the Sno-King Kiwanis and the Edmonds Senior Kiwanis. The award was presented at the Feb. 24 Edmonds Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Fisk was nominated along with the Bill and Jan Vance family, for their range of involvement with chamber and other activities; Peggy Kennedy, for her efforts with the Edmonds Food Bank; artist Michael Reagan for his donations; Robert and Janice Freeman, for their involvement in community issues.
As for Fisk, the retired Seattle Metro business office worker said she’s really just doing what makes her happy. She donates her time and energy to the groups she likes.
“They said, ‘OK, you’re retired now so you can volunteer,’” she said.
And volunteer, she does.
Fisk is charter member of the Edmonds chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also gives time to the Edmonds Museum, Edmonds United Methodist Church and the Creative Retirement Institute.
Fisk’s award was presented by the 2004 winner, Dale Hoggins.