Anne J. Owen
Community Service Award
This award is named in memory of Anne J. Owen, a past Board member and outstanding community member. Anne was a tireless organizer and resolute worker for Custom Industries. She served on the Board of the Kirkland Arts Center for 10 years overseeing the preservation and maintenance of the building that has become a local landmark and home of the Kirkland Arts Center, the Peter Kirk Building. She was also synonymous with the Parkplace Festival. The award honors a Chamber member, who like its namesake, performs special community service over an extended period of time and whose on-going volunteer efforts have made a significant impact on Kirkland and perhaps beyond. It is presented to a member who has contributed significantly above and beyond what is normally called for in connection with community service. This person should exhibit the character traits and skills of a leader, fostering good will and loyalty to the Chamber. Anyone who has been a Chamber member for two or more years, is a member in good standing, and meets the criteria is eligible.
- Activity in the community including and beyond the Chamber – generally more than one activity venue.
- Sustained involvement.
- Respect and visibility in the Community.