Join us in honoring Stanwood-Camano’s most inspiring people at the 2017 Man, Woman & Business Person of the Year Banquet.
Hosted by the Stanwood and Camano Chambers of Commerce
Stanwood Camano News collected nominations for individuals who gave time, talent, and heart to the Stanwood-Camano community in the past year. Please read through the nominees’ descriptions below and vote for your Man and Woman of the Year. Also, in the space provided, enter your nomination for a local business person who you feel deserves the overall Business Person of the Year award.
Submit one vote for each category. The Business Person of the Year must belong to a Stanwood or Camano chamber business to be awarded. Nominations will be tallied to determine this year’s award recipient for Business Person of 2016.
Stanwood – Camano Business Person of the Year
Who is it? – 2016 was a great year for business development and growth for Stanwood and Camano Island. We appreciate the endeavors of all who contributed to these efforts and look forward to recognizing the individual who made the biggest impact on our community.
Stanwood – Camano Man of the Year
- Boe Stanton – “Integrity beyond his years. Selfless compassion to share of his musical skills to better our community. His music brings joy to all who are blessed to hear it.”
- Gordon Riggs – “20 year volunteer at Stanwood Camano Food Bank. Known as Mr. Do Everything! Basically the face of the Food Bank. Also a 30 year volunteer at Warm Beach Community Association.”
- Eric Kreig – “Co-chair of Citizens for Stanwood Camano Schools. Eric was a driving force in helping the new Stanwood High School bond to pass in February. Eric donated many of his personal hours and efforts while still being Dad at home. His work will impact the community for decades!”
- Doug Nemo – “Volunteers time as a referee at local basketball games. He’s an honest and fair builder and realtor and has dependable friends and family.”
- Jeremiah O’Hagan – “An exemplary, award winning newspaper reporter who has told the stories of countless people, our local government, and creative (sometimes new) businesses in our area. His prose shines the light on what it means to be a member of the Stanwood/Camano community. Before Jeremiah reports to his full-time job at the newspaper each day, he teaches two classes at Lincoln Hill High School. A very popular teacher, he inspires students to write and read, and to do their best work, to become concerned, contributing citizens in our future.”
- Tim Cuchna – “Dr. Tim Cuchna is one of the owner/partners of Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood and Advanced Care Animal Clinic in Arlington. He has given presentations to local 4-H clubs, various groups through the San Juan, Skagit and Snohomish County Extension Offices, and the Washington State Association of Agricultural Educators. He is currently serving on the Snohomish County Conservation District’s Citizen Advisory Committee, Stanwood-Camano School District’s Key Communicators Group and Facility Advisory Committee. He has been giving back for more than 25 years to the Stanwood/Camano Island Community. Tim is kind and caring to all he meets.”
- Dan Haskins – A Veterinarian at Northwest Veterinary Clinic in Stanwood, “Dr. Haskins endeavors to serve the community in a variety of ways through Christian Veterinary Mission trips to Kenya, Haiti, and Brazil. He has also participated in USAID’s Farmer-to-Farmer programs in Belarus and Ukraine. He has been appointed to a five year term as a board member on the Washington State Veterinary Board of Governors. Dr. Haskins is an active participant of the Stanwood-Camano Community Pet Outreach Program. He is on the church council and a praise team member at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Stanwood. Dan cares about his community and about providing the best veterinary care to all animals and compassion for all people. This is why he is always looking for ways to improve his business to provide the best care for all.”
Stanwood – Camano Woman of the Year
- Jill Vail – A Stanwood High School AAAA Booster club board member, accounting volunteer for all athletic fundraising, the creator / producer of the athletic calendars and programs for the high school sports, a volunteer timer at all home track meets, a Soap Box Derby volunteer, a Camano Center volunteer, the presenter of scholarship to SHS seniors from the Booster Club and Windermere Real Estate, on the selection committee for the Booster Clubs scholarships, an occasional Food Bank volunteer, on the SHS Planning Committee for the new high school, and a full time Realtor with Windermere Real Estate.
- Linda Haskins – “Linda spends endless hours at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Stanwood. She has provided weekly dinners for the study groups for a number of years as well as being in charge of the Sunday morning coffee hours. She initiated the local chapter of Days for Girls, sewing feminine hygiene kits for young girls in other countries. She has worked many Summers at the Shriners Burn Camps, cooking meals and providing much needed support to the young kids that have attended these camps.” “She took a special interest in a young Mom who lost both of her children in a car accident on Camano Island in December 2016. Linda went out of her way, along with her Pastor, to collect donations and letters of love for this young Mom. Linda also made sure she has kept up to date on this young lady’s progress and kept her family her thoughts and prayers.”
- Lynne Ayers – “Executive Director for the Stanwood Camano Food Bank. Has a heart as big as Texas!”
- Judy Williams – “A great role model for all working mothers. Compassionate!”
- Kirsti Daniels – Kirsti is PTA Chair at Twin City Elementary and, “is relatively new to our community, but put her heart and soul into getting helping the Stanwood High School bond measure pass. She takes all of her commitments very seriously. When she was asked to work on the committee to pass the bond measure, she worked very hard on the campaign.” “She volunteers countless hours support students, staff and families at Twin City Elementary School.”
- Lloy Schaaf – “Dr. Schaaf put forth countless hours after her work day in an effort to educate and remind voters about the Stanwood High School bond measure.”
- Susan Nemo – Susan did an excellent job helping to replace a friend’s drapes. “She’s a good listener, has class and style and is a phenomenal wife and mother.”
- Barbara Libby – “Barbara Libby is a dynamic, thoughtful woman who came up with the idea to develop a plan for storing Camano Island emergency medical information (EMI) in an accessible place within their homes. She and Camano Island Fire and Rescue (CIFR) made EMI kits, which were given away to countless Camano Islanders. Because of Barbara Libby’s efforts, people on Camano can rest easy, knowing responders can find their information (and even their pet information) in a safe place.”