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Posted on: April 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Issaquah Hall of Fame: Nominate Outstanding Community Members

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Each spring, the mayor and City Council president select a person to induct for making a difference in our community. The annual Issaquah Hall of Fame award recognizes the efforts of exemplary individuals with records of inspiration, leadership and service. Past recipients include Rowan Hinds, Joe Forkner, Fred Butler, David Kappler, Francis Walton and Dan Anderson.

The award will be presented virtually to the recipient at the annual Issaquah Community Awards, sponsored by the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce on May 24.

Award Criteria

  • Inspiration
  • Service
  • Leadership
  • Civic-mindedness
  • Activity in drawing positive attention to the community
  • Fundraising efforts for the public good
  • Length of service to the community 

Nominate a Community Member

To learn more and submit a nomination, please see our nomination form. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. April 28, 2023.

Previous Inductees

1987 — Ernie Neuman/Bob Catterall

1988 — Harriet Fish

1989 — Marvin Mohl/Rev. Bob Gray

1990 — Norm Anderson/Harvey Manning

1991 — Ruth Kees

1992 — John Whitaker

1993 — Suzanne Suther

1994 — Tommie Troutman

1995 — Dorothy Knitter

1996 — Cheri Meier (Tourangeau)

1997 — Ted Cook Jr.

1998 — Ed Squifflet

1999 — Rod Anderson

2000 — Karen Ridlon

2001 — David Harris

2002 — Rose Finnegan

2003 — Donny Robertson/Robin Kelley

2004 — Marty Budzius

2005 — Linda Ruehle/Leo Finnegan

2006 — John Williams

2007 — Greg Spranger

2008 — Skip Rowley

2009 — Judd Kirk/Barbara Justice

2010 — Leon Kos

2011 — José Angel Enciso

2012 — Barbara de Michele/Master Sgt. Richard "Top" DeMarco

2013 — Debbie Berto

2014 — Ava Frisinger

2015 — Shelley Frey

2016 — Rowan Hinds

2017 — Joe Forkner

2018 — Fred Butler/David Kappler

2019 — Dan Anderson/Frances Walton

2020 — David Waggoner

2021 — Erica Maniez/Stacy Goodman

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