SCJ Awards Honors Service to Others and Entrepreneurial Spirit

Submitted by SCJ Alliance

Two very different awards. Two very different winners. One repeated theme: core values. SCJ Alliance’s highest honors are the annual SCJ Cares Award and the Entrepreneurial Award. The nominations for this year’s winners highlight SCJ’s commitment to these ideals, in both cases praising the winners for their commitment to the company’s core values.

SCJ Alliance Alissa North with award
Alissa North earned the 2018 SCJ Cares award recognizing employee service. Photo courtesy: SCJ Alliance

Alissa North, SCJ’s lead project coordinator, earned the esteemed SCJ Cares Award recognizing employee service. She was recognized for working tirelessly, going above and beyond, and truly striving to make our community a better place. Her colleagues noted her trustworthiness, positive and fun personality, and listening ear and continual efforts to help in any way possible no matter what the situation is. One nominator noted, “She cares about SCJ and it is clear in her dedication to everyone and everything here.”

Alissa’s commitment to service extends past the company walls. Another nomination said, “Apart from the office, Alissa and her husband are constantly serving others, whether it’s donation of services, helping someone move, or organizing support for friends and colleagues. Alissa North cares deeply and selflessly for her coworkers, friends, and community.”

Charity Duffy, a senior planner in SCJ’s Wenatchee office, earned the Entrepreneurial Award, recognizing her attitude and approach to thinking that embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement, particularly as she serves clients. One nominator said, “Charity Duffy is an amazing collaborator, a true representative of our core values, and a standout when serving our clients.”

SCJ Alliance Janis Smeall and Alissa North at SCJ giving tree
Alissa North (right) prepares gifts for SCJ’s 2018 giving tree with Janis Smeall (left), recipient of the 2017 SCJ Cares Award. Photo courtesy: SCJ Alliance

SCJ President and CEO Jean Carr added, “Alissa and Charity embrace our core values of stewardship, freedom, compassion, trust, and integrity that guide SCJ’s relationships – both with clients and colleagues. They are tremendous examples of these qualities.”

SCJ Alliance is a privately-held, multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in civil engineering, transportation planning and design, landscape architecture, environmental and urban planning, and public outreach. Founded in Thurston County in 2006, the firm has been nationally-recognized multiple times for growth, award-winning projects, and as a great place to work.


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