Volunteer of the Month

Promoting Community Service
The Mayor’s Volunteer of the Month Award recognizes Marysville citizens for their volunteer contributions and commitments to community service. Volunteers from all areas of Marysville are eligible. The voluntary service demonstrated should be unpaid and not an employment responsibility. Volunteer service helps to conserve taxpayer dollars.

Mayor Jon Nehring, who established the recognition program, honors volunteer award recipients at regular City Council meetings. Pictured at right with the Mayor is April 2016 recipient Barbara Arocha, who has volunteered with the Marysville School District and Marysville Community Lunch program.

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, instructions and tips for completing the nomination form before you submit it.

For more information, please call Leah Tocco at (360) 363-8091, or email ltocco@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
  • Nominees must be residents of Marysville
  • 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 

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

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

 2015 recipients

January: Lynn Brittingham, director of Kloz 4 Kids and former Marysville School District teacher
February: Alicia and Andy Delegans, longtime MPHS teachers and school district volunteers
March: Marysville Noon Rotary, transforming Rotary Ranch into new public event space
May: Cathy Pama, for her service in transforming the city's records archive and improving research capabilities
June: Leroy Erxleben, for his dedication to helping the American Cancer Society transport patients to treatments
July: Lenore Neff, for her lifetime of service to the Marysville community
November: Aletta Joiner for her dedicated service to Eagle Wings DisAbility Ministries and community groups
December -  Michelle Wolford, for her work with the MPHS Life Skills and Everybody Matters groups

 2014 Recipients

January - Mary Jane Miller, Marysville Soroptomist and Long-time School District and Hospital Volunteer
February - Mike Youn, Teriyaki Box Owner and Free Meal Program
March - Amy Howell, Food Bank Volunteer and Leader of Food for Thought Program
April - Everett Steelhead and Salmon Club, Fishing Derby in Jennings Park
May - Renae James, Owner and Publisher of Hometown Values Coupon Magazine
June - The Schoonmaker Family, Owners of Trusty Threads Consignment Shop
August - Jennifer Ward and Elizabeth Woche, Save-A-Mutt
September - Patrick McGourty, Marysville Sno-Isle Public Library

2013 Recipients

January - Greg Kanehen, Chaplains Crisis Support Team Coordinator
February - Mike and Elaine Ferri, Marysville Kiwanis Club
March - Carol Kapua and Jodi Hiatt, Marysville Strawberry Festival
April - Elaine Hanson, Marysville Soroptimist and Human Sex Trafficking
June - Brendon Krall, Marysville Getchell High School graduate
August - Jeff Darrah, Bleachers Grill Owner and Marysville Sunrise Rotary Club member
September - Daryn Bundy, Marysville Rotary President and Bundy Carpets, Inc. Owner
October - Tara, Jim, Peyton, and Kayley Mizell, Marysville Food Bank
December - Mike Leighan, Marysville Rotarian and Vinyl Signs & Banners Owner

2012 Recipients

January - Rita Henry, Marysville Community Food Bank Toy Store coordinator
February - Ruth Cantley, Catholic Community ServicesRetired Senior Volunteers Program (RSVP)
March - Dan Moore, Volunteer Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball Coach
April - Linda Jackman, Reader to and with young students at Liberty Elementary School
May - Tyler Van Brocklin, Ken Baxter Community Center/Marysville Parks and Recreation
June - Diane Gardner, Patient Link Program at Providence Regional Medical Center
August - I "Heart" Marysville community cleanup campaign, Marysville First Assembly of God Church
September - Marilyn Boe, HomeStreet Bank Manager, numerous committees and volunteering
October - JoAnn Sewell, Marysville Community Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator

2011 Recipients

June - Monica Olason, Coordinator, ACS Relay for Life of Marysville-Tulalip
July - Leslie and Doug Buell, Marysville Dog Owners Group/Poochapalooza
 August - Les Hoge, Coordinator, American Center Society Road to Recovery Program
September - Goldie Landis and Jean Wilson, Marysville Ken Baxter Community Center
October - Octavio Ubin Mendez Dias, YMCA Minority Achievers Program
November - Danyon Heacock, Eagle Scout bridge project at Doleshel Tree Farm property
December- Preston Dwoskin, Advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities