Eastside Fire & Rescue chaplain Shelley Frey named to local Hall of Fame

June 3, 2015

“You never know where you are going to end up,” said Shelley Frey, one of four chaplains with Eastside Fire & Rescue.

By Greg Farrar Eastside Fire & Rescue chaplain Shelley Frey (right), with the audience in attendance, hears the accolades from mayor Fred Butler as she is presented the city of Issaquah’s Hall of Fame award during the 36th annual Community Awards Banquet May 28.

By Greg Farrar
Eastside Fire & Rescue chaplain Shelley Frey (right), with the audience in attendance, hears the accolades from mayor Fred Butler as she is presented the city of Issaquah’s Hall of Fame award during the 36th annual Community Awards Banquet May 28.

On the day of this interview, May 29, Frey responded with firefighters to the death of a 55-year-old woman on the plateau. The woman happened to be the mother of her daughter-in-law’s best friend, a situation that made her presence even more palpable.

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Downtown Issaquah Association Director Karen Donovan named Citizen of the Year

June 3, 2015

Art Walks. Wine Walks. Holiday events. Concerts at the historic Shell station on Front Street.

By Greg Farrar Karen Donovan, executive director of the Downtown Issaquah Association, thanks and pays back her respects to the community as she was honored with the Citizen of the Year award from the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce.

By Greg Farrar
Karen Donovan, executive director of the Downtown Issaquah Association, thanks and pays back her respects to the community as she was honored with the Citizen of the Year award from the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce.

And one, new upcoming event on which she was not about to spill the beans ahead of time.

In her role as executive director of the Downtown Issaquah Association, organizing such happenings in the downtown area are some of the more visible parts of Karen Donovan’s job and her contributions to Issaquah.

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Nominate someone for city’s Hall of Fame award

March 31, 2015

The city of Issaquah is seeking nominations of outstanding citizens for its Hall of Fame award.

Each spring, the mayor and City Council president select a person to honor for making a difference in the community.

Each nominee’s contribution to the community will be evaluated according to the following criteria: Read more

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Distinction for Dedication — 35th annual Issaquah Community Awards celebrates extraordinary community service

May 27, 2014

Robin Callahan, Issaquah Schools Foundation executive director, gets handclasps from friends and a prolonged ovation from the audience when she is named Issaquah Citizen of the Year, as she comes forward during the 35th annual Community Awards Banquet presented May 22. For more photos from the event, see Page A8.By Greg Farrar

Robin Callahan, Issaquah Schools Foundation executive director, gets handclasps from friends and a prolonged ovation from the audience when she is named Issaquah Citizen of the Year, as she comes forward during the 35th annual Community Awards Banquet presented May 22. By Greg Farrar

Robin Callahan and Ava Frisinger were the big winners during the 35th annual Issaquah Community Awards.

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce held the event at the Hilton Garden Inn in a room full of city leaders and passionate citizens May 22. The yearly program aims to honor dedication to Issaquah and longtime volunteers for their service to the community.

Fourteen awards were given, celebrating multiple facets of how people improve Issaquah.

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Issaquah’s 35th Annual Community Awards

May 27, 2014

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Robin Callahan, Ava Frisinger honored at 35th annual Issaquah Community Awards

May 23, 2014

NEW – 9 a.m. May 23, 2014

Robin Callahan and Ava Frisinger were the big winners during the 35th annual Issaquah Community Awards.

The program, put on by the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, honored Callahan as the Citizen of the Year, thanking her for 15 years with the Issaquah Schools Foundation.

The city of Issaquah also put another plaque in City Hall, inducting former Mayor Frisinger to the Hall of Fame. Current Mayor Fred Butler credited Frisinger for the 16 years leading the city and thanked her for the longtime dedication and service to the Issaquah Community.

See the full list of winners, photos and more about the ceremony in the May 28 Press.

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