Lynnwood Elks Club names 2006 citizen of the year

  • Oscar Halpert<br>Enterprise editor
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 1:12pm


Eva Marshall has been named 2006 Citizen of the Year by the Lynnwood Elks Club.

A longtime Lynnwood resident who does payroll for the city of Lynnwood, Marshall is a member of Emblem Club, the Elks Club organization for women. Her husband, Bill Marshall, is an Elks Club member.

Eva Marshall is former president of Emblem Club and has devoted her time and money toward Elks-supported charitable organizations such as Pediatric Interim Care Center, The Eye Care Program, youth scholarships and The Elks Therapy Program of Washington State, her favorite charity.

She also regularly donates food to the Lynnwood Food Bank. The Marshalls have been active members of the Elks Golf Club for 35 years. Marshall said she was happy and surprised to earn the award.

“I was very surprised to get it because it always seems to me they should give it someone who has done something special that particular year,” Marshall said. Mostly, it was for things I’ve done in the past.”

In addition to naming Marshall citizen of the year, the Elks Club honored several other public servants during a ceremony at the Lynnwood Elks Club on Jan. 13:

• Police officer of the year — Lynnwood Police Officer Curtis Zatylny.

Zatylny has been with the Lynnwood Police Department since 2002. Prior to coming to the department, he worked as a community corrections officer with the Washington State Department of Corrections. He’s a member of the South Snohomish County Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and is a Crime Scene Technician.

“The Lynnwood police department is filled with officers worthy of such an award,” said Deputy Chief Paul Watkins. “Officer Zatylny was selected because he epitomizes dedication to the community: the tenacious pursuit of criminal suspects we’ve come to expect in the Lynnwood Police Department.”

• Trooper of the year — Washington State Patrol Trooper Shannon MacCormac.

Since 2002, MacCormac has been with the State Patrol’s District 7, which covers an area stretching from Marysville to Lynnwood. Her supervisor, Lt. Debby Ethredge, said MacCormac “is eager to help with extra duties whenever she is needed.”

MacCormac is a drug recognition expert, field training officer and member of the uniform committee.

• Firefighter of the Year — Lynnwood Fire Department firefighter Jason Turner.

Turner, who started his career with the Mountlake Terrace Fire Department, joined the Lynnwood Fire Department in 2000. He is along-time veteran of the Snohomish County Rescue Team and is a rescue team trainer.

Turner, promoted to lieutenant last year, developed the department’s first Driver/Operator Book, which is used as the standard for new drivers. As a member of Firefighters Local No. 1984, he’s been involved as a member of the Labor Negotiation Team, Executive Board and Labor/Management Committee. He also has served as a member of the Apparatus Committee.

• Emergency Medical Technician of the Year — Dan Grantier.

Grantier has been with the Lynnwood Fire Department for eight years and is considered a leader within the department in emergency medical services.

He is married and has two daughters, ages 8 and 14. An avid skier and soccer player, Grantier also is fluent in Spanish and participates in numerous charity events.

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