Nominations Sought for 2023 Peacemaker Award

Jose Gutierrez Jr headshot
Jose Gutierrez Jr., a young community activist and mediator who died as a result of complications from COVID-19 in 2021, was honored with the 2022 Peacemaker Award. His sister, Stella Haioulani accepted the award on behalf of Jose's family. Photo courtesy: Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County

Submitted by Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County

The Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County (DRC) is seeking nominations for the 2023 Evan Ferber Peacemaker Leadership Award.

Established in honor of Founding Executive Director Evan Ferber, this annual award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in strengthening civil discourse, and promoting peaceful dispute resolution and civility.

Members of the community are encouraged to submit nominations for this award, which will be presented later this year at a special DRC event.

Learn more.

The nomination form is available on the home page of DRC’s website or here.

The deadline for submitting nominations is March 15, 2023.

The DRC serves residents of Thurston and south Mason Counties through a wide range of resources to prevent and resolve conflict, and improve communication, including mediation, conflict coaching, eviction resolution, training and group facilitation.

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