Chamber picks finalist trio for Citizen of Year

Sequim Gazette staff

The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday its three finalists for 2011 Citizen of the Year and two Community Service Awards.  


The finalists include Dick Hughes, Cynthia Martin and Donna Tidrick.


Chamber members and families of the honorees will recognize the finalists and announce the two Community Service Awards and the Citizen of the Year at a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Sunland Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, Sequim.


Hughes was nominated for his dedication and involvement in the Sequim Education Foundation and

the many programs the foundation produces. He also is active in Sequim Noon Rotary, Sequim Wolf Pack Youth Football, Sequim Middle School Interact Club and Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic.


Martin was nominated for her advocacy of early childhood education. She is president of the Parenting Matters Foundation that oversees the First Teacher program. She also is involved with Prevention Works, Clallam County Literary Council and United Way.


Tidrick was nominated for her 29 years of service to Sequim Community Aid and her efforts to secure contributions and donations to fund the help the organization gives to the residents of Sequim.


A committee of previous recipients selected the top three finalists from a pool of Sequim citizens who were nominated by members of the community.


Finalists are chosen based on their history of outstanding volunteer service to the Sequim community.  

The awards luncheon is a buffet; cost is $20 per person, $3 for coffee or tea.


The community is invited.


Reservations are due by Feb. 24; call 683-6197 or e-mail



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