Gov Watch dinner honors Chief Sutton as LFP Communicator of the Year

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

From left: Darwin Roberts, Emily Gallagher, Ed Pearson, Myra Gamburg,
Chief Sutton, Aimee Miner, Linda Portnoy, Linda Strandberg, Jean Bryant
Photo by Jerry Pickard


Lake Forest Park Government Watch honored LFP Police Chief Steve Sutton as the first recipient of Gov Watch’s annual award for Lake Forest Park Communicator of the Year.

The award was presented at a dinner event on November 18 at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club.

Myra Gamburg and Chief Sutton
Photo by Jerry Pickard
In 2014 the LFP City Council included improving two-way communication as one of its most important goals for the following biennium. Gov Watch continues to issue reports summarizing the progress the Council made in achieving its goals.

One unmistakable success story has evolved, with example after example of the superb leadership and focus by LFP Police Chief Steve Sutton.

The program was emceed by Emily Gallagher. After opening remarks by Myra Gamburg, the keynote speaker was Darwin Roberts, Washington State Deputy Attorney General.

Chief Sutton has implemented his plan for building communication with Lake Forest Park residents deliberately, consistently, and successfully for their individual benefit and the welfare of the entire community.

Remarks were made by Aimee Minor, Principal of Lake Forest Park Elementary; Ed Pearson, President of LFP Rotary; and Her Honor Linda Portnoy, Judge, Lake Forest Park Municipal Court.

Linda Strandberg sang and Jean Bryant recited an original poem in honor of Chief Sutton.



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