Leadership Thurston County (LTC) and the Thurston County Chamber Foundation recently recognized 27 local individuals and organizations for the outstanding leadership, service, and innovation they showed throughout 2020.

“Nominations from the community flooded in via online forms in December and January, with many individuals and organizations receiving multiple nominations, a sure sign of the impact being made in Thurston County,” said Cecelia Loveless, LTC Board Member and event committee chair, in a release.   

Nominated businesses include the Thurston County Food Bank, Panowicz Jewelers, Thurston County Public Health and Services Department, COVID-19 Response Fund, and the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound. 

The 27 individuals and organizations were awarded with hand-delivered plaques by the LTC Board of Regents with the help of TwinStar Credit Union. LTC  is a community-driven, experience-based leadership development program. Each year, LTC welcomes a class of 40 participants from private businesses, public agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Founded in 1994, Leadership Thurston County strives to develop informed, skilled, and committed community members. To read more about its work, visit its website here. Watch the video recognizing honorees here.