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Lifetime Achievement Award
The Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and celebrates the sustained work of individuals of exceptional vision and unwavering commitment to promoting affordable housing in Washington State, whose contributions have had lasting impact. The Commission also honors individuals, projects, and organizations with Friend of Housing Awards.
Photo: Congressman Denny Heck (left) presents the Sevy Award to Michael Mirra (right).
News Release: Friends of Housing honored for leadership, inspiration (PDF) 10/11/2016
Please send a letter, addressed to the Sevy Award selection committee, that includes the following details:
Nominator name, phone and email address
Nominee name, phone, email address and street address
Summary of the nominee's service to Washington residents (attach a resume if possible)
Specific achievements or contributions made by the nominee which address one or more of the award criteria listed below.
The Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award is reserved for those who have made significant achievements and/or contributions over a sustained period of time in any of the following areas:
Demonstrating an extraordinary vision for affordable housing in Washington
Demonstrating exemplary leadership in affordable housing in Washington
Coalition building and improved advocacy on behalf of Washington’s poorly housed residents
Having a substantial positive impact on housing legislation
Enduring service with an impact toward improving conditions of Washington’s ill-housed poor
Specific significant contributions toward provision of affordable housing for Washington residents
This award may not be bestowed every year, or it may be awarded to more than one individual.
ABOUT MARGARET SEVY
The Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award is named after Margaret Sevy, a long-time advocate for affordable housing, who was committed to strengthening communities and the quality of life of the poor and disadvantaged. Margaret was employed with the Commission for more than 15 years until her death in 2002. Margaret was respected for her ‘no nonsense’ attitude, her personal integrity and her concern for others. She approached challenges with creativity and ingenuity.