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Lynnwood Honors Excellence

On Monday, November 9, Mayor Smith and the Lynnwood City Council presented Excellence Awards to the 2015 recipients. The Honoring Excellence...and a great deal more awards were launched last year as a way for the City to recognize a City Employee, a Citizen and a Business that demonstrates excellence, actively contributes to the community, and generally makes Lynnwood...
a great deal more.


Employee Award: Bill Alcayaga (pictured here with Mayor Smith and his triplet daughters) is a Traffic Signal Technician in the Public Works Department.

Bill provides excellent technical skills to the City through his work as a Signal Technician by performing technical maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairing physical and electronic infrastructure of all traffic signals in Lynnwood and several in Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds. Bill provides outstanding customer service to citizens and co-works by taking initiative, problem solving, going above and beyond, and always being willing to lend a helping hand when others are in need. Bill always comes to work with a positive attitude and a smile on his face. Bill treats everyone with dignity, respect, and a dose of his wonderful humor, and always does his job without complaint.


Citizen Award: Elaine and Terry Solvang (pictured here with Council President Loren Simmonds) are active volunteers with the Lynnwood Police Department.

Elaine and Terry Solvang are model citizens who continually demonstrate excellence and a great deal more through their volunteer commitments with the Lynnwood Police Department. Elaine and Terry are trusted members of the Lynnwood Police Department volunteer program and they report to emergency circumstances at nearly every opportunity, they are eager to serve with traffic assistance, urgent office needs, assist with community events and outreach, shift work, training of new volunteers, and more. Elaine is a member of the Citizens Patrol and Volunteers in Public Safety (VIPS), she is trusted as a key assistant with administrative tasks in the Crime Prevention office, and she gives between 500-600 volunteer hours each year to the City of Lynnwood. Terry is a member of the Citizens Patrol where he acts as a trainer and mentor to new volunteers, and gives over 250 volunteer hours each year to the City of Lynnwood.


Business Award: Awards Service, Inc. (pictured here with Council Vice President Ian Cotton) is a local business that provides awards, engraving, and promotional products.

Awards Service, Inc. has been serving our community since 1980 by providing customized trophies, plaques, engraving and promotional items. The staff at Awards Service, Inc. is friendly, professional, and helpful in assisting clients to ensure the items selected are appropriate for the occasion. Awards Service, Inc. gives back to the community in many ways by participating with the Rotary Club of Lynnwood and the Lynnwood Chamber; and providing discounted and/or donated items to the Lynnwood Boys and Girls Club, Clothes for Kids, and local sports teams.

The City of Lynnwood wishes to extend our sincere appreciation to the 2015 Excellence Award winners. Next spring, the City will begin accepting nominations for the 2016 awards. If you know an outstanding city employee, citizen or business that you would like to nominate, we want to hear from you! More information about the awards and nomination process can be found at www.lynnwoodwa.gov/ExcellenceAwards.

Julie Moore, Manager of Communications & Public Affairs