2016 Distinguished Leadership Awards

February 24, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Red Lion Hotel Olympia
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502
$75 per person or $600 for a table of eight.

The evening begins with a reception at

5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 6:30 p.m.

The event recognizes leaders who demonstrate outstanding initiative, inspire

others and make a significant impact in our community and beyond. Honorees

will be recognized through live and multi-media presentations.

Honoree Robert Coit is Executive Director of the Thurston County Food Bank.

Robert is a tremendous leader in the food network and regularly steps

forward to be the voice of families in Thurston County and across the state

who struggle with hunger.

Honoree Tanya Jernigan, Vice President and CFO of Diamond Technology

Innovations, is recognized for her work in the manufacture of diamond

nozzles utilized in the high pressure waterjet cutting industry and as

Executive Director of the Jernigan Foundation, serving the oppressed, and

Vice President of the Tronie Foundation dedicated to the abolishment of

slave trafficking.

Honoree Dan O’Neill, Owner of The Barn Nursery and Great Western Supply,

inherited a 100+ years family business, meeting the needs of farms,

businesses and personal shoppers through core conservation values and

respect of the land and nature with a theme of recycling locally-sourced


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