Borden, Hughes, Pickett top the list

Sequim Gazette staff

Three well-known names have been put forth for consideration as the 2010 Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.


Jim Pickett, Joe Borden and Dick Hughes will discover who picks up the title, Sequim’s top civic honor, during a Tuesday, Feb. 22, awards luncheon at Sunland Golf & Country Club.


The 2009 Citizen of Year, Tom Schaafsma, will serve as master of ceremonies for the awards.


In addition to the Citizen of the Year award, other awards for community service also will be announced.

Vickie Maples, executive director of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, said all three men will be honored at the luncheon.


In announcing the nominations, Maples said Dick Hughes was nominated for his involvement in the

Sequim Education Foundation, Rotary, Sequim Wolf Pack Youth Football, Sequim Middle School Interact Club and Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic, as well as other volunteer efforts.


Jim Pickett was nominated for his involvement in Rotary and United Way, Sequim Park Advisory Board, Olympic Peninsula Baywatchers, Friends of Sequim Library, and for his support of local schools, along with other volunteer work.


Joe Borden was chosen for his involvement in the Irrigation Festival, the Patriotic Guard Riders, City of Sequim Centennial Committee, and for serving on the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and various chamber committees, in addition to his other volunteer efforts.


Past recipients of the award serve on the award’s selection committee.


The awards luncheon will be held at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Sunland Country Club. A luncheon buffet will cost $20. Coffee or tea will be available for $3.


All members of the community are invited to attend. Reservations for the awards luncheon must be made by Friday, Feb. 18, by calling 683-6197 or by e-mailing



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