Volunteer of the Month

Promoting Community Service

The Mayor’s Volunteer of the Month Award recognizes citizens for their volunteer contributions and commitments to community service to the City of Marysville. Volunteers whose contributions help make a positive impact to the Marysville community are eligible.

Mayor Jon Nehring established the recognition program to honor exceptional volunteers at regularly scheduled City Council meetings. Pictured at right with the Mayor is April 2023 recipient Toni Kief.

Toni Kief, Volunteer of the Month, standing with Mayor Jon Nehring

Nominate Someone

Do you know someone whose service and dedication to the community makes them the perfect candidate for Volunteer of the Month? The mayor wants to hear from you. Complete and submit an online nomination form. Be sure to read the accompanying eligibility & criteria before completing the nomination form.

For more information, please call Sarah Calvin at (360) 363-8091, or email scalvin@marysvillewa.gov.

Eligibility & Criteria 

  • Individuals may be nominated by an individual, agency, corporation or organization
  • Nominations should be made for direct service, board service or administrative volunteering
  • The nominee will be considered based on initiative and good work achieved through volunteer service
  • The volunteer of the month nominee should be committed to making the City of Marysville a better community through voluntary personal service to its citizens to meet community needs 
  1. 2023-2016 Recipients
  2. 2015-2011 Recipients

2023 recipients

February: Gail Frost for her tireless volunteer work with multiple organizations, including the Marysville Strawberry Festival, Marysville Food Bank, and the Salvation Army of Marysville/Tulalip. 

April: Toni Kief for keeping the city clean and having filled up over 1,327 bags of trash since she began picking up in 2020.

2019 recipients

January: Bob Rise for dedication to our community and extraordinary contributions to the Marysville Volunteer Patrol
February: Jodi Hiatt for contributions and leadership as a longtime volunteer and ambassador for our community
March: Noah Rui for creating connections with our friendship city in Yueqing, China providing outstanding guidance in customs and translation

2018 recipients

April: Renee Bigwarfe and Betty Wright for their volunteer work with the youth in our community at Marysville Middle School
June: Roger Gable for encouraging active citizenship among the youth in our community
September: Kim Shumway for increasing accessibility of the theater as a volunteer for the Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts
October: Emily Wicks for ensuring the children in our community have the school supplies they need for a successful education
November: Kyle Burgess and Matt Benjamin for outstanding contributions to local emergency management planning and preparedness

2017 recipients

February: Zoe Wlazlak for her dedication to the Marysville Emergency Cold Weather Shelter
March: Dawn Hackett for coordinating rides for cancer patients to and from treatments
April: Jim Strickland for long-time community advocacy for people with disabilities
June: Nelly Osborn for her hard work and upbeat attitude as a volunteer for Marysville special events

2016 recipients  

April: Barbara Arocha for her work with the Marysville School District and Marysville Community Lunch
May: Comcast for their work renovating and updating the Marysville Boys and Girls Club 
June: Veronica Love for her with Marysville Kiwanis International and the Marysville Strawberry Festival
September: The Grove Church for their "I Heart Marysville" week
November: Mike McDowell for his contribution to the Marysville Community Food Bank