05.25.12 Knope of the Week

The votes are in and the results have been tabulated: after a week of nominations and voting by our community, ELGL is thrilled to announce the winner of the Knope of the Week! As a reminder, The Knope of the Week honors individuals or groups who have done the most in the past week to advance the mission of ELGL.

Without further ado, the winner of the 25th Knope of the Week goes to the . . . . 

Governor Chris Gregoire

Mike Gregoire, First Gentleman

Fred Olson, Deputy Chief of Staff

Teresa Olson, Governor Mansion Administrator

Those who attended the ELGL conversation with Gov. Gregoire were not disappointed. Gov. Gregoire displayed a comfortable, engaging speaking style which included candid answers to a wide range of questions from marriage equality to the future of the NBA in Seattle. The only unanswered question is whether her next stop is Washington state or Washington, D.C.

A common thread among attendees was their appreciation of Gov. Gregoire and Mike Gregoire for spending time after the forum meeting with ELGL members and taking pictures with members.  This seemingly small gesture has left a big impact for years to come.

Many thanks to Gov. Gregoire’s staff (Fred Olson and Teresa Olson) for coordinating the Governor’s visit. We appreciate your dedication to promoting the next generation of leaders.

Previous Knope of the Week Recipients

Knope of the Week Acceptance Speeches