Burien City Council honors ‘Citizens of the Year’ at Monday night’s meeting

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The Burien City Council honored its 2017 ‘Citizens of the Year’ at a special reception just before Monday night’s meeting (April 3):

From left to right: Co-Citizen of the Year Wendy Meyers-Wenger, Mayor Lucy Krakowiak and Susan Plecko, who accepted on behalf of co-winner Larry Cripe. Photo courtesy City of Burien.

  • Larry Cripe joined with other Burien residents to form the Quiet Skies Coalition, whose mission is restore the quiet skies over the greater Burien area. He brought residents together to advocate for the Burien community in negotiations with the Federal Aviation Administration and City of Burien.
  • Wendy Meyers-Wenger has owned and operated the Highline Tutoring Center in Burien continuously for 34 years, inspiring thousands of students to reach their full potential.

“Both Larry Cripe and Wendy Meyers-Wenger have significant contributions to the our community,” the City said in a statement. “We thank you for your service!”

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4 Responses to “Burien City Council honors ‘Citizens of the Year’ at Monday night’s meeting”
  1. Daniel Poiree says:

    Congratulations and thank you for all your efforts!

  2. Maureen says:

    We have some stellar, committed, passionate folks here in Burien. What a great community to be a part of! Congratulations to those newly honored as our Citizens of the Year. Thank you for your contributions.

  3. Tired Resident says:

    Yay! Thank you, Larry, and congratulations on recognition well deserved!

  4. Seahurst resident says:

    For Wendy the recognition comes 33 years late if you compare it to Larry’s recognition. If the airplane noise issue gets resolved the recognition is well deserved and not premature.

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