Promoting excellence and sustaining excellence over time - Yakima draws recognition from the Washington State Senate.
Senate Resolution 8630, sponsored by 15th District Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside and Sens. Curtis King, R-Yakima, and Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, honors Selah resident Greg Stewart for his 48-year career dedicated to the state’s fair industry, including 47 years as general manage.
Senator Honeyford says, “Greg is retiring this year and will be sorely missed...we just celebrated the 125th anniversary a couple of years ago. Under his leadership, it has grown. We have the Sun Dome, the State Park raceway and the Yakima County Stadium. This is all due to the leadership of Mr. Stewart."
The Senate also approved Senate Resolution 8653, which honors Bud Clary Toyota for creating the P.A.C.E. program. PACE stands for Perfect Attendance Creates Excellence program.
Elementary-school students in Yakima, Longview and Moses Lake who complete a school year with perfect attendance receive a new bicycle and helmet from the auto dealer and other partners.
Senator King said, “This is what this company is about...It’s not just about selling cars, it’s about community service. That is demonstrated ...by the way Bud Clary developed this partnership with Entrust." King’s resolution notes the PACE program has donated more than 4,000 new bicycles and helmets to elementary school students since it began in 2012.