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2013 Award Presentation
Congratulations to Gov. Mike Lowry, award recipient, honored during Housing Washington in Spokane on October 8, 2013.
About the Award
The award is named after Margaret Sevy, a long-time advocate for affordable housing, who was committed to strengthening communities and the quality of life for poor people. Margaret was employed with the Commission for more than 15 years. She died 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. The Commission is also honors affordable housing advocates with the Friend of Housing Award.
The Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and celebrates the sustained work of individuals for their exceptional contributions, vision, and unwavering commitment to promoting affordable housing in Washington State. 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
The Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award may not be awarded every year or it may be awarded to more than one individual. The members of the selection committee will exercise their judgment regarding the purpose and criteria for the award before choosing to recognize the achievements of a qualified individual.
Nominations must be submitted in the form of a letter or letters and include the following:
Nominator phone and email address
Nominee phone and email address
Nominee street address
Length of service by the nominee serving Washington residents
Specific achievements or contributions made by the nominee which address one or more of the award criteria listed above
Nomination letters should be emailed as attachments to
Margret Graham, Communications Manager:
Nominations will not be accepted online through the Friend of Housing process.
Past Award Recipients
2005: Frank Chopp
Margret Graham, Communications Manager
Desk: 206-287-4409 | Cell: 206-454-9058