Discover Burien announces its ‘Best of Burien’ award winners


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Discover Burien on Friday (Feb. 9) announced its “Best of Burien” award winners, which will be presented on Friday, March 9 at its annual Dinner and Auction fundraiser at the Burien Community Center.

“Thank you to everyone who participated in the surveys and voting process in the 2018 Best of Burien Awards. You’ve chosen the recipients of these community awards and Discover Burien is proud to congratulate and announce this year’s awards recipients.”

  • Educator of the year: Joanna Stodden, Educator at the Environmental Science Center
  • Best Burien Burger: Elliot Bay Brewhouse and Pub
  • Employee of the Year: Ana Burns, Merrill Gardens
  • Non Profit of the Year: Burien C.A.R.E.S
  • Public Servant of the Year: Nancy Tosta, City Council Member
  • Volunteer of the Year: Kellie Bassen, B-Town Dog
  • Jeff Kearney Award: Cheryl Sanders, Courtesy Clerk at Safeway
  • Business Leader of the Year: Robyn Desimone, Iris and Peony
  • *NEW CATEGORY* Best Community Event of the year: Burien Pride
  • *NEW CATEGORY* Favorite NEW restaurant, that opened in 2017: Bakery Nouveau

All are invited to join Burien’s community and business leaders to support the nonprofit service organization, Discover Burien, at its annual fundraiser and awards dinner event the “Best of Burien: Building a vibrant community through engagement.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Discover Burien office located at 427 SW 152nd Street in Burien. Tickets include dinner and drinks at $40 for Discover Burien Members or $50 for non-members. The dinner is an opportunity to sample food from a variety of Burien restaurants.  You will also have a chance to bid on amazing silent auction items.  All proceeds from the event will benefit Discover Burien and support their mission and programs to create and sustain a thriving and vibrant community in Burien.

This is the organizations largest annual fundraiser and is an opportunity to recognize dedicated community members who have made a real difference in Burien.

For more information please visit www.discoverburien.org, or call (206) 433-2882.

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