Past and present First Citizens celebrate scholarship recipients

PC-medallion-webThirty five people attended today’s First Citizen Luncheon, emceed by Lori Matsukawa, Co-Anchor, King 5 News, including event partners – John L. Scott, RE/MAX and Windermere – major sponsors, the event planning committee, past First Citizen and scholarship recipients, and their REALTOR® member sponsors.

Sam DeBord, 2016 Seattle King County President-Elect, acknowledged 2016 First Citizen Phyllis Campbell for her exemplary leadership and presented her with the traditional First Citizen medallion.

In addition, seven of the twelve 2016 First Citizen scholarship recipients received certificates and checks from Phyllis at the Seattle Yacht Club.

Past First Citizens James & Sherry Raisbeck and Dan & Nancy Evans welcomed Phyllis to elite group. Past First Citizens not in attendance sent congratulatory messages, including John Ellis, Constance Rice, Norman Rice, and last year’s First Citizen Ted Baseler.

I have known Phyllis for more than thirty years. I have watched her shatter not glass ceilings but steel ceilings through her intellect, friendliness, community mindedness and Elan. She is the best example of mastery of the craft of climbing a business ladder from teller to President of a bank; to CEO of a region. Phyllis has provided stellar leadership at the University of Washington; Seattle University and Washington State University. She is a friend and change agent for Higher Education. Thank you Seattle King County Board of Realtors for selecting a leader with few peers. 1993 – Constance Rice

Two former governors, a business leader, and a foundation executive will pay tribute to banker-philanthropist Phyllis Campbell when she is honored as the 78th Seattle-King County First Citizen at the civic banquet on May 25th. Tickets are still available!

78th Annual Seattle-King County First Citizen Banquet

Phyllis J. Campbell
Wednesday, May 25
Reception 6 p.m.| Program: 7 p.m.
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University Street, Seattle
Tickets: $125
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