Lynnwood Councilmember receives the NAACP Carl Gipson Lifetime Achievement Award

Photo of Councilmember Shirley Sutton

The Snohomish County branch of the NAACP held its annual Freedom Fund Gala on March 2. For her years of service in the community, Councilmember Shirley Sutton received the Carl Gipson Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAACP of Snohomish County.

Councilmember Sutton, former Director of Equity and Diversity at Edmonds
Community College, is a strong advocate of volunteering and giving back to the community.

“I can’t even put into words what it meant to me and is one of my achievements I will take to my grave,” Sutton said.

Sutton, elected to the council in 2015 is the current Vice President of the city’s Transportation Benefit District and has served as liaison to the Alliance for Housing Affordability, Human Services Commission and the Arts Commission.

Mario Lotmore

Mario Lotmore is originally from The Bahamas and for the last seven years has called Mukilteo, WA his home. Having lived in every region of the United States has exposed him to various cultures, people, and approaches to life. Lotmore created the Lynnwood Times to represent the character of a diverse and growing Lynnwood. The launching of the city’s free community newspaper will only help bring neighborhoods together. Lotmore was an industrial engineer by trade and proven success implementing and managing lean accountable processes and policies within his eighteen years of operations excellence, strategic development, and project management in the aerospace, manufacturing, and banking industries. Over his career he has saved and created hundreds of union and non-union jobs. Lotmore is the President of a Homeowner Association, an active Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics volunteer in his community, and former Boeing 747 Diversity Council leader. Mario’s talent is finding “that recipe” of shared destiny to effectively improve the quality of life for others.

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