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File #: 21-0178    Version: 1
Type: recommendation Status: Filed
File created: 2/8/2021 In control: General Government Committee
Agenda date: 2/24/2021 Final action: 2/24/2021
Title: 2021 Olympia Heritage Awards Recommendations
Attachments: 1. Anderson Nomination, 2. Willis Nomination, 3. Thurston County Historic Commission Nomination, 4. Elliott Nomination
Title
2021 Olympia Heritage Awards Recommendations

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Move to approve the Heritage Commission recommendation of recipients of 2021 Heritage Awards, and forward to City Council for consideration.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve the Heritage Commission recommendation of recipients of 2021 Heritage Awards, and forward to City Council for consideration.

Report
Issue:
Whether to recommend the Heritage Commission's proposed Heritage Award recipients for City Council consideration

Staff Contact:
Marygrace Goddu, Senior Planner, Community, Planning & Development, 360.480.0923

Presenter(s):
Holly Davies, Heritage Commission Chair

Background and Analysis:
The members of the Heritage Commission recommend four nominees for Heritage Awards in 2021. Following this unprecedented Pandemic year of 2020, in which the norms of human interaction had to be re-imagined, the Commission's nominations for 2021 recognize heritage, history, and culture bearers who have worked in a variety of mediums to creatively connect, educate, tell our stories and share our past.

* Shane Anderson, Documentary Film maker and Storyteller is recognized for his historical and current documentation of the land, water, and wildlife in our region. Shane's films have educated the public, created protective policies, and communicated calls to action to protect, honor, and preserve these places that backdrop our city, from the Olympic Mountains to the waterways that shape our community. Historical background is a strong component of each of Shane's productions.

* Playwright Bryan Willis is nominated for his play, The Hotel Olympian 100th Anniversary Grand Gala Extravaganza, which successfully uses historic narratives to both entertain and educate audiences. With the 100th Anniversary of the Hotel Olympian in 2020 as his take-off point, Willis' play is set in the Hotel's Grand Opening event. With the clever use of a fortune-teller, he playfully ...

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