• FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Now Seeking Nominations for the 2022 Skagit Change Maker Award

    August 02, 2022
    The Population Health Trust and its partners are excited to announce that the annual call for nominations for the Skagit Change Maker Award is now open! Inspired by Terry Belcoe’s action-oriented, boundary-crossing, solution-focused community work, and “do it now” motto, the Change Maker Award honors his life and continues his legacy of supporting the local community by acknowledging members of the community who are making a difference.
    “Terry convened people and inspired us to see the strength of speaking with one voice to strengthen our community. As CEO of North Coast Credit Union, he had plenty of work in his day job, but his heart was always about how to go beyond banking to improve peoples’ lives in Skagit County,” said County Commissioner Lisa Janicki. “Terry’s legacy will live on as we applaud those influencers who choose to serve the most needy without seeking recognition.”
    This year, the Population Health Trust, United Way of Skagit County, Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County (EDASC), Community Action of Skagit County are honored to once again have the opportunity to recognize a community member who exemplifies the following traits.
    • Excels in their professional work or area of expertise.
    • Makes significant contributions to the Skagit community, above and beyond their work.
    • Mentors current and future community leaders.
    • Proactively tackles important work on behalf of the Skagit community.
    • Inspires others to action.
    • Promotes collective impact, working across organizational and other boundaries.
    • Puts service above self.
    To nominate someone, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K8V7YWY. Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 PM on August 19, 2022.
    The honoree will be recognized on September 14, 2022, at the Population Health Trust Powerful Partnerships: Recovering Community Health event held at McIntrye Hall in Mount Vernon. To register to attend the event or learn more, please visit https://bit.ly/3zRoXWK.
    For information about the Change Maker Award or the Powerful Partnerships: Recovering Community Health event, please contact Kristen Ekstran at kekstran@co.skagit.wa.us or (360) 416-1524.
    Contact:
    Andrea Harrison
    andreah@co.skagit.wa.us, 360-416-1500