Yakima Citizens Honored for Helping to Keep Yakima Safe
11 local citizens and the Kiwanis Youth Services were honored today by Safe Yakima Valley, which held its annual awards banquet. The awards were given to honor citizens for their individual volunteer efforts toward making the valley a better and safer place to live and work.
Safe Yakima Valley Board Chairman Michael Moore says this year they focused on those who helped make it a safer future for young people.
Those honored today are"
Patrcia Whitefoot - Indian Education Director with the Toppenish School District
Javier Alvarez and Gane' Bourgeois- Program and Education Managers, Madison House
Corey and Gina Greaves - President and Co-Founder of Mending Wings
Stephanie Hsu- Director Yakima Music En Accion (YAMA)
Danielle Surkatty- Advocacy Chair, Zonta Club of Yakima Valley
Martin Ortiz-Radio Producer, KUNW Univision
John Cerna- Superintendent, Toppenish School District
Kiwanis Youth Services Committee
Manual Rangel- Vice Principal White Swan High School
Lt. Brian Winter-Yakima County Sheriff's Office
Dave Purcell-President Crime Stoppers
and Officer Benjamin Graves- Yakima Police Department and School Resource Officer at Eisenhower High School.
Max Bledsoe, nationally known parenting expert, and father of former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe was the featured speaker.