Posted by: arbeam | August 19, 2013

Bremerton Chamber of Commerce Thunderbird Awards Presented

BCOC ThunderbirdBremerton, WA – The Bremerton Chamber of Commerce recognized the community’s leaders on August 16th with the prestigious Thunderbird award.  Awards went to Guy Stitt of AMI International, Elaine Valencia of the city of Bremerton, Elliot Gregg of Kitsap Credit Union and Capt. Stephen Williamson of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.

The event drew nearly 150 attendees to the Admiral Theater.  Unlike most award ceremonies, honorees were “roasted” by a relative, friend or colleague they’ve selected.

Guy StittGuy Stitt (Community recipient) is well known for his community service and close working relationship with political and Navy leadership representing the Puget Sound area. He has made a significant impact on deepening and strengthening the relations between our community and Senior Navy leadership over the last 13 years. He currently serves as an Ambassador for the Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Council of the U.S. Navy League and the Puget Sound Naval Bases Association (PSNBA) Mr. Stitt has served on the Board of Navy league since 2006, served as the President in 2008, and currently serves as Ambassador. Guy Stitt Bio

Capt WilliamsonCaptain Stephen Williamson (Military recipient) is a steadfast supporter or many community outreach events. He has been a constant volunteer and supporter of the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives with all of the local schools. l-Ie has volunteered his time at Science Fairs at Our Lady Star of the Sea, West Hills STEM Academy and Bremerton High School. CAPT Williamson is a supporter of many local charitable events. He is an avid runner and has been known to run on both Saturday and Sunday supporting various fund raising 5k events. He recently co-MC’d the BHS Pay it Forward 5k with Mayor Lent. Capt Williamson Bio


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