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Seattle King County First Citizen Award

85th Annual Seattle King County
First Citizen Award

2023 Nominee and
Event Date TBD

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History of the Award

In 1939, years of economic hardship during the Great Depression had taken a toll on the spirit and morale of the people of Seattle. In response, REALTORS® sought to boost public sentiment and brighten our outlook by drawing attention to the positive community and civic work taking place throughout the region.

To that end, REALTORS® commissioned Seattle artist Dudley Pratt to sculpt an expression of the great work that can be accomplished by those who support the needs of the people, a work emblematic of “those who seek first to serve our citizens.” Each year since, the Seattle King County REALTORS® have presented the First Citizen Award as an expression of gratitude to those who devote themselves to the well-being and prosperity of our community.

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Past Recipients

First Citizen recipients hail from humanitarian organizations, charitable and educational institutions, art groups, environmental causes and other civic endeavors.

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2022 Award

The 84th Annual Seattle First Citizen Award Celebration honoring Mary’s Place was held at the Seattle Aquarium on July 27, 2022.

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2021 Award

The 83rd Annual Seattle First Citizen Award Celebration honoring Benjamin S. Danielson MD was held at the Seattle Art Museum on October 28, 2021.

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2020 Award

The 82nd Annual Seattle First Citizen Award Celebration honoring Tomio Moriguchi and Family was held virtually on March 25, 2021.

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