Burien City Council Honors Its Co-Citizens of the Year Monday Night
At its Monday night (March 4) meeting, the Burien City Council honored Michael Noakes and Donna DiFiore as co-winners of its 2012 “Citizen of the Year.”
Here’s what the city said about these two awardees:
Mr. Noakes is resident who is a point of contact for Burien residents interested in shoreline management issues. Michael was instrumental in working with neighborhoods to provide thoughtful and meaningful input into the effort to update the City’s Shoreline Master Program. He subsequently served as a member of the City Council-appointed Shoreline Working Group formed in 2011. The group was created to negotiate with City and State officials resolutions to the remaining issues stalling the Shoreline Master Program update effort. He has serves as a spokesman for the working group and has been instrumental in crafting solutions based countless hours of research, negotiation and technical writing.
Donna was recognized for her long-time participation on the Burien Arts Commission and for her assistance to the artist who painted the mural last summer on the Dollar Tree wall on 4th Avenue SW. Donna invited the artist to stay in her home for the five weeks she was in Burien to work on the mural. Donna also assisted the artist at the mural site.
The City Council annually choses the Citizen of the Year in a program that started the first years after Burien became a City. The winners are chosen for their contributions in improving the quality of life in Burien.
The B-Town Blog raises a toast in their honor!