Laurels for Larson: Snoqualmie Mayor receives Elected Official of the Year award

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Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson (left) displays a plaque he received Wednesday, June 13, at Bear Creek Country Club in Woodinville, for being named 2012 Elected Official of the Year by the Alliance of Eastside Agencies (AEA), an association of more than 50 health and human-services organizations and governments serving east King County.

Standing with Larson are (from left) Gregory Malcolm, Encompass executive director, who nominated Larson; Bob Larson, Snoqualmie city administrator, and Encompass leaders Nela Cumming, director of pediatric therapy programs; Rochelle Clayton Strunk, director of community programs; Katherine Ross, board secretary; and Kerry Beymer, manager of parenting support and education.

Speaking to more than 90 people at the AEA luncheon, Larson said he is grateful that Snoqualmie has been able to increase its funding for human services in recent years to create “healthy minds, hearts and souls” in the community. “What you do is huge to me,” he told the human-services leaders. “You do us all a huge favor.”

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