On Monday, April 28, 2014, WASA Region 114 held its annual Regional Awards dinner at the Clearwater Resort in Suquamish. Olympic ESD Superintendent Greg Lynch hosted the dinner. WASA Executive Director Bill Keim attended on behalf of his organization.
To the right, OESD Superintendent Greg Lynch addresses the membership and guests of WASA Region 114.
Awards presented at the regional level include: the Community Leadership Award, which is presented to community members or groups in recognition of their contribution to education; and the Award of Merit, which is for those who have demonstrated effective leadership at the regional level, and have made a significant contribution to WASA through their work in the field of education in Washington. The Award of Merit is known unofficially in Region 114 as the Kurt Wagner Memorial Award of Merit.
Region 114 had a stellar group of honorees. The dedication that these people have to education in Washington is truly inspirational.
Community Leadership Awards
On the right, Annie Gambardell accepting the Community Leadership Award from Superintendent Aaron Leavell for Bremerton School District.
Port Angeles School District Superintendent, Dr. Jane Pryne, presents the Community Leadership Award to Port Angeles Education Foundation representatives, Mark Urnes and Bill Kindler.
On the right, Dr. Michelle Reid, SKSD Superintendent, presents the Community Leadership Award to Bernie Golbeck.
The recipient for the Kurt Wagner Memorial Award of Merit was nominated by South Kitsap School District. Dr. Michelle Reid, Superintendent for SKSD, has this to say about the honoree, Olympic ESD Superintendent Greg Lynch:
“It is my pleasure to nominate Greg Lynch. I cannot think of anyone more deserving in terms of providing leadership for our region. Greg is a leader with integrity who definitely ‘walks his talk’.
“While transitioning into a new position, Greg found time to be my WASA appointed mentor as a first year superintendent. Mine was not the usual first year experience and Greg was always there, at any time day or night, to provide support and advice.
“Greg exemplifies the term leader. He is collaborative and resolutely takes the high road; seeking out opportunities to serve. He defines leadership.”
OESD Superintendent Greg Lynch (center) receives the Kurt Wagner Memorial Award of Merit from WASA Executive Director Bill Keim and Dr. Michelle Reid, Superintendent of SKSD.