2023 Community Pillar Awards

As we reflect on the challenges and triumphs of the extraordinary year that was 2023, we are deeply grateful for the unwavering support of the leaders in our community, both at the organizational and individual levels, who have played pivotal roles in the advancement of Pierce County. Together, we have overcome obstacles and expanded our impact, demonstrating our shared commitment to fostering positive change within our community.

We are pleased to recognize their outstanding achievements through the Community Pillar Awards. This esteemed accolade honors organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to the development and welfare of our community, and their dedication is truly commendable.

Their commitment to the Pierce County Community Engagement Task Force and its residents serves as a beacon of inspiration to us all. Their relentless efforts have shattered barriers and expanded the horizons of what we believed achievable, and for that, we extend our deepest gratitude.

Outstanding Commitment to Impact

Recognizing an individual’s exceptional dedication and impact through volunteer work.

Jan Adams

Engaged Community Member

Kristi Williams

Administrative Assistant & Community Partnership Liaison, Customer Solutions Office, Tacoma Public Utilities

Yuni Medlin

Eviction Prevention Program Manager, Multicultural Child & Family Hope Center

Sheila Miraflor

Outreach Program Coordinator, Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region

Community Philanthropy

Recognizing organizations that have made notable contributions to community development and welfare.

Metropolitan Development Council
Korsmo Construction

Innovation in Community Excellence

Acknowledging an individual’s creative approaches that have effectively reached diverse groups within Pierce County and made a significant impact on community issues.

Delia Flores

Community Outreach & Engagement Supervisor, Metro Parks Tacoma

Deon Lister

Community Engagement Lead, Career TEAM

Marianna Mieloian

Career Advisor, Career TEAM

Tim Fairley

Engaged Community Member

Stephanie Patterson

Engaged Community Member

Community Leadership in Action

Commending leaders who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and action for the betterment of our community.

Christian Paige

Emmy-nominated Poet, Speaker, & Equity Advocate

Jahmad Canley

Chief Executive Officer, Potential Unleashed Consulting

Quad C

Corporate Citizenship

Recognizing businesses that exemplify a commitment to community transformation through their inclusive and impactful hiring practices.

BJ's Bingo & Gaming
Sound Transit

Excellence in Community Partnership

Commending organizations offering in-kind event locations, donated transportation, videography, and storytelling support.

Zeta-Maya Entertainment
Clover Park Technical College
Pierce County Library System
CDS Commercial Driver School