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Community Builder Award

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The “Community Builder Award” is an award the District presents to local individuals, businesses, and organizations for their volunteer service, sponsorship, promotion of programs and events, outstanding service in the interest of the District, and for other contributions significant to McKinleyville’s quality of life.

District staff has identified Kelly Miller and Christine Willfong as worthy individuals to receive the award. Both Kelly and Christine serve on the McKinleyville Chamber Board of Directors and actively participate and regularly volunteer their time in our community. In 2017, the McKinleyville Chamber initiated a beautification project which included the installation of flower baskets along Central Ave. For the past two years, Kelly and Christine have dedicated their mornings to the watering of the flower baskets, on a purely volunteer basis. Fully equipped with a golf cart and water tank, provided by Miller Farms, it’s clear to see Kelly and Christine’s sense of pride and satisfaction in giving back to our community.

In addition to watering, Kelly and Christine are generous with their time and involvement throughout the year with McKinleyville events, helping in any way they can to make McKinleyville a great place to live.

Previous Recipients:

June 2019 - Rosemary Freret

January 2018 - Sheriff’s Citizens on Patrol (SCOP)

January 2017 - Aaron Ostrom

January 2016 - Humboldt County 5th District Supervisor, Ryan Sundberg

December 2014 - Humboldt Area Foundation

March 2013 - Humboldt Regional Occupational Program

February 2013 - Norman Shopay

January 2013 - Northern Humboldt Employment Services

July 2011 - McKinleyville Land Trust

May 2011 - McKinleyville Press

November 2010 - John Kulstad

October 2010 - Friends of the McKinleyville Library

September 2010 - Humboldt County CalWORKS Welfare-to-Work Department

August 2010 - Kiwanis Club of McKinleyville

July 2010 - Coast Central Credit Union