A Program of
2013 Distinguished Leader Awards
We would like to thank everyone who joined the Thurston County Chamber Foundation in celebrating leaders who have demonstrated outstanding initiative, inspired others and made a significant impact in the South Sound community and beyond. Thank you to West Coast Bank for being the Presenting Partner of this year’s event.
Distinguished Leader Award Honorees
Patty Belmonte, Executive Director of the Hands On Children’s Museum, is being recognized for her vision and commitment in developing the new Hands on Children’s Museum and her passion for providing unique learning opportunities for children and families.
Virgil Clarkson, current Mayor of Lacey, is being recognized for his lifetime of leadership as a public official, social activist, community volunteer, and dedicated board member with a number of nonprofit and service organizations.
Dr. Gerald Pumphrey
Dr. Gerald Pumphrey, recently retired President of South Puget Sound Community College, is being recognized for his leadership in forging educational and economic partnerships that strengthened both SPSCC and the greater South Sound community.