August 1, 2023

Council Corner – Outstanding Volunteers in the Community

A few months ago, the City Council sought nominations for members of our community who have gone above and beyond to make Happy Valley a better place to live, learn, work, and play. We couldn’t have been more inspired by the individuals nominated by the community. Hearing about all the selfless acts, dedication, and commitment is inspiring.

We are pleased to announce the City Council has selected the following individuals to be recognized as Outstanding Volunteers in the Community:

  • Ana Sarish – Traffic & Public Safety Committee; Budget Committee; Community Center Steering Committee; Happy Valley Business Alliance
  • Carol Bernhard – North Clackamas School District Volunteer; Booster Club; PTSA; Junior Achievement; 4H; FFA; Girl Scouts Leader; Sunnyside Grange; VFW Auxiliary
  • Courtney Gelbrich – Cannady Elementary PTO
  • Grant Roper – Traffic & Public Safety Committee Chair; Budget Committee Chair; Veterans Memorial Task Force
  • Hanna Grishkevich – Happy Valley Clean Up
  • Lex Black – School volunteer; PTO Board Member
  • Mark Aasland – Parks Advisory Committee Chair; Veterans Memorial Task Force; Community Center Steering Committee
  • Minh Matthews – Traffic & Public Safety Committee; Community Center Steering Committee; 4th of July Festival Volunteer; National Night Out Volunteer; Organizer of the City’s Covenant to Support Military Families
  • Owen Hunt – Happy Valley Youth Council; Parks and Recreation Volunteer
  • Patty Ottaway – Happy Valley Elementary and Middle School Volunteer; School Event Organizer; Happy Valley Fun Run Organizer; Jog-a-thon Organizer
  • Shelley McFarland – Traffic & Public Safety Committee; School Safety Task Force
  • Steven Sonk – Jackson Hills Neighborhood HOA President; Organizer of Graduation Celebration during COVID-19; Volunteer with Friends of Trees
  • Tawnya Thomas – Happy Valley Elementary PTO President; Happy Valley Fun Run Organizer; Walk and Roll Event Organizer

We couldn’t be more grateful to these individuals, and everyone else, who has dedicated their time and energy to our community. Please join us on Thursday, August 17th at the Summer Concert in recognizing these Outstanding Volunteers in the Community.