Municipal League names Mayor Ava Frisinger ‘Public Official of the Year’

February 5, 2009

By Staff

NEW — 6:25 p.m. Feb. 5, 2008

The Municipal League of King County has named Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger “Public Official of the Year” for its 50th annual Civic Awards.

Eight individuals and three organizations will be honored at a March 25 ceremony at the Seattle Art Museum.

“These citizens, officials and organizations embody the mission of the Municipal League by promoting effective government and providing visionary leadership,” said Brad Meacham, Municipal League chairman, in a press release. “They provide an inspirational example that we’re pleased to honor with the 50th annual Civic Awards.”

The “Public Official of the Year” award honors “a public official or department head who, in addition to routine service, has brought to the office outstanding innovations or contributions.”

According to the Municipal League, the Civic Awards were created in 1960 to honor a diverse array of community leadership.

“I’m honored to be recognized by the Municipal League of King County,” Frisinger said in a press release from the city. “I’ve been a member of the organization for some time, and truly respect their emphasis on promoting good government.”

Learn more and purchase tickets for the awards ceremony here.

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