Terry Belcoe, President and CEO of North Coast Credit Union 2001-2016
During his tenure with North Coast Credit Union Terry Belcoe was deeply involved with many nonprofit organizations. Terry had a unique talent to help these organizations come to a consensus on issues that were most important to our community. With his leadership, everyone worked together to make significant changes that benefitted many people.
Sadly, Terry passed away in September 2016. His loss is deeply felt by all that knew him. To honor him, several organizations have come together to develop this special award to be given annually. These organizations include United Way, Leadership Skagit, Skagit County Public Health, Community Action, North Coast Credit Union and the Population Health Trust.
Following is the press release seeking nominations for this new award. The award will be given during the Needs Assessment Release on Tuesday March 27, 2018. 1-3 pm at the NW Career & Tech Academy.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2018
Bill Henkel, Executive Director, Community Action of Skagit County 360 588-5752
Debra Lancaster, Executive Director, United Way of Skagit County, 360 755-9521
Kate Bennett, Executive Director, Leadership Skagit 360 395-8728
David Jefferson, Public Health Analyst, Skagit County Public Health 360 416-1545
Thomas Boucher, Community Development Director, North Coast Credit Union 360 685-4004
Nominations for the Skagit Change-maker Award, Inspired by the Life of Terry Belcoe
Terry Belcoe’s action-oriented, boundary-crossing and solution-focused community work inspired the Skagit Change-Maker Award. Terry joyfully served our community and many local organizations. His “do it now” approach left an array of benefits for the people of Skagit County.
In Terry’s memory, United Way, Leadership Skagit, Skagit County Public Health, Community Action, North Coast Credit Union, and the Population Health Trust have established this annual award for a worthy community member exemplifying “Change-Maker” traits.
Nominations are being sought for a person who demonstrates the following characteristics:
• Excels in her or his professional work or area of service
• Makes significant contributions to the Skagit community, above and beyond her or his work
• Mentors current and future community leaders
• Proactively tackles important work on behalf of the Skagit Community
• Inspires others to action
• Promotes Collective Impact, working across organizational and other boundaries
• Puts service above self
To nominate someone, please visit Community Action’s web page at https://www.communityactionskagit.org/
Nominations will be accepted until 5 pm, February 16, 2018. The honoree will be recognized at the unveiling of the Skagit Prosperity Report, an assessment of the needs of Skagit’s low income population, Tuesday, March 27, 1-3 pm, at the Northwest Career & Technical Academy.