Volunteer Recognition Event

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44th Annual Pierce County Government Volunteer Recognition Social Event

Pierce County Government holds an annual volunteer banquet to honor and recognize volunteers who have given generously of their time, talent, and expertise to Pierce County Government. While all volunteers are special, some are outstanding and deserve of special recognition.

Below is the recording of the live event.


Friday, May 13, 2022

5:00-8:00 p.m.


McGavick Conference Center

Clover Park Technical College

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Building 23

Lakewood, WA 98499 (map)

Meet the four "big winners" of Pierce County's annual Volunteer Recognition Social. Together, they have a combined total of 5,194 volunteer hours! See what they love about volunteering. 



  • Special Achievement Award: Ehrengard Ward, a long-term care ombudsman
  • Group of the Year: Jill McNally, Pierce County 4-H Horse Board 
  • Volunteer of the Year: Larry Dorothy, Citizen Corps of Pierce County Board Member, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Instructor, and Pastor/Chaplain Crisis Intervention Coordinator 
  • Volunteer of the Year: Rachael Anderson, Citizen Corps of Pierce County Vice Chair Board Member, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Instructor, Washington State CERT Program Manager, and a Washington State CERT Train-the-Trainer Instructor  

Who is eligible? 

  • Any person or group actively involved in volunteer efforts that directly benefited any Pierce County government department.
  • Volunteers may be members of boards, commissions, task forces, interns, or individuals who assisted with research, clerical duties, special projects, etc.
  • Person or group who was active in County Government sometime in the past 12 months.
  • Person or group who did not receive wages for volunteer service and reported directly to a county department or staff member.

How do I nominate someone?

  • Complete one form for each nominee or group. Any individual or group may nominate one or more volunteers or groups; however be sure to include unique and specific details about each individual or group being nominated. In other words, please do not copy your answers and insert a different name. It is important to specify why the individual or group is unique or special as directed on the form.
  • All questions must be answered completely. Failure to do so may disqualify your nomination.

The nomination process is closed at this time. Thank you for nominating volunteers to be recognized at the 2022 banquet!


What is the selection process?

A panel representing different county departments will evaluate the nominees based on the information received on the nomination forms. Candidates will be rated by services contributed, years of service, and hours donated. The panel will select several volunteers to receive special recognition awards. For additional information, please contact committee chair Kyle Wintermute at 253-798-4015 or [email protected]