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Fire District
Diabetes Program information No. 1 offers
nurse ready to technology a gesture of
meet community classes appreciation
online with to thoughtful
My name is Sandra Western community
Dickenson. I am your new Governors members
Diabetes Program LPN at University. Stacy
the Chehalis Tribal Wellness I was Youckton
Center. I have specialized Sandra born in and Koner
in home health and various Dickenson Portland Burnett.
medical offices throughout
my career and received my and raised Fire department says
associate of arts degree and in Chehalis in a large family. thanks to neighbors
licensed practical nurse I have four daughters and
degree at Centralia College six grandchildren. I look
in 1991. I also enhanced forward to getting to know
my education by taking the people here. If you see Kind act during wildfire is appreciated
me around, please say hi.
Thanks. Contributed by Chief Kevin Witt, over on a quad to offer a case
Grays Harbor Fire District No. 1 of bottled water to the crews.
Employee of the Quarter
On July 30, the Oakville Koner respectfully got the
Grant writer Melissa domestic violence services, Fire Department responded crew’s attention and waited
Koepp goes the extra establish a program for crime to a wildfire on Merritt to hand out bottled water
mile every day victims and provide intensive Lane. to all who could use them
support services for high- as they made their way over
Contributed by Barb Motley, risk youth. Grant writing is The fire was large, at from the trucks and the
Director of Human Resources difficult work. It requires last measurement totaling brush.
writing 20 pages or more of almost 2 acres. It spread
Congratulations to Melissa project narrative, line-item rapidly through tinder-dry The responders were
Koepp for being selected budgets and vegetation. incredibly grateful for that
Employee of the Quarter! filling out case of water!
Melissa is a grant writer in the numerous With the combination
Planning Department. federal forms. of the physical demands Grays Harbor Fire
Melissa took of fighting the wildfire, District No. 1 would like
Here are a few words from on all of this the heat and the humidity to thank our neighbors for
Melissa’s nomination: that day, the responders on their thoughtfulness and
scene quickly depleted their generosity.
Melissa has been a grant hydration supplies.
writer for the Chehalis Tribe Stacy and Koner’s simple
since July 2012. She is the With nearly perfect act of kindness at the Merritt
kind of employee we all hope timing, neighborhood Lane fire is a perfect example
to get when we hire someone. resident Stacy Youckton sent of why we find such pleasure
Not only is she professional, her grandson, Koner Burnett, in serving this community.
she works very well with her
co-workers and is a major additional
contributor to the entire work with no
department. Melissa hesitation. BURN BAN
Koepp Without her,
If there is a task that the tribe
needs to be done, Melissa would have missed out on
will step right up to help, potential funding of more
whether it’s giving feedback than $1,481,000 for key social BECAUSE OF DRY CONDITIONS, PLEASE FOLLOW
on a document, processing service programs. THESE GUIDELINES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
a business license or stuffing
envelopes. Melissa has an outstanding n No burning yard debris CHEHALIS TRIBAL
work ethic. She takes her n No open flames DEPARTMENT OF
This quarter, Melissa took assigned duties seriously and n No fireworks allowed NATURAL RESOURCES
on a considerable amount of goes the extra mile to ensure 360-273-5911
work to submit four grants the work is the best that it
within a six-week time frame. can be. She clocks in by 8 a.m.
These are important grants every morning, works her
for the tribe that will fund entire shift, never goes over
40 hours and rarely calls in
sick. Melissa is an extremely
valuable employee and we are
lucky to have her.

Congratulations Melissa on
a well-deserved recognition!
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