The Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce released the names of the 2018 Ted Robertson Community Service Award Winners and this year's honor goes to Jack and Connie Bloxom.

This from the chamber's press release -
Jack and Connie met while attending Cornell in Ithica, NY. Jack was born and raised in Yakima before going to Cornell to receive a degree in Agricultural Sciences. Connie was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio before going to Cornell to receive a degree in Fiber Science and Apparel Design.
Out of college they would make their way back to Yakima, Jack would join Washington Fruit and Mt. Adams Orchards. Growers and packers of apples, pears, and cherries. Jack would also go into active duty military. Connie would become United Way (President), serve on the KYVE and KCTS Boards, and the early board of the Greenway.
Their dedicated service and commitment to philanthropy have followed their interests throughout the years and enabled them to come together as one voice for the Yakima Valley. They have been involved with; Heritage University, the YMCA, Yakima Symphony, Rotary, SOZO, PNWU, Yakima Town Hall, Junior League, and countless others.
Jack and Connie will be honored as the Ted Robertson Community Service Award recipient November 8th, 2018 during the Annual Chamber and Ted Robertson Community Service Awards celebration at the Yakima Convention Center.