IAC is proud to share some very good news: the South Whidbey Stingrays youth swim team coaches and swimmers were selected as co-recipients of this year’s Linda Lee Martens Community Health Hero Award!


From left to right, Stingrays Coaches Kristi Eager, Meg Amador, Sophia Goode, and Teresa Forsyth

Island County’s Community Health Advisory Board (CHAB) and the Board of Health honor individuals who go the extra mile to help others in need. The Linda Lee Martens Community Health Hero Award is named for the late executive secretary of our local Health Department. She was a President of Soroptimists International and a memorable participant in many local activities. She was a hero because she was an ordinary person with an extraordinary love for others.

The Linda Lee Martens Memorial Community Health Hero of Island County Award Criteria recognizes an adult, youth (under age 21 when action completed), or agency that has either directly or indirectly impacted community health. Nominees are selected based on:

  • Category of contribution(s) and relative importance
  • Urgency of the problem(s) addressed
  • Number of people affected
  • Scope of project(s): ($$, people enlisted, time involved, etc.)
  • Results: (actual or realistically expected insofar as being measurable) (If the nominee’s efforts involve(d) professional duties, they should be above/beyond normal expectations.)

Congratulations, Stingrays!

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