Cyndi Upthegrove at a Highline Historical Society meeting in Dec., 2018.

Cyndi Upthegrove was unanimously chosen by the Burien City Council as its 2019 ‘Citizen of the Year’ at Monday night’s regular meeting.

Deputy Mayor Austin Bell said he was “very happy to make this motion” and noted Upthegrove has been a longtime member of the community.

As we previously reported, on Jan. 22 Cyndi announced her retirement as Managing Trustee of the Highline Historical Society.

Cyndi had been serving in this job for 16 years, since Oct., 2003.

She will also be honored this Friday night, Mar. 8 as Discover Burien’s Volunteer of the Year.

Congrats Cyndi!