Congrats, Terry Moreman, Mercer Island's 2016 Citizen of the Year!

June 19, 2017 | by Erin Sirianni

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Photo Credit: City of Mercer Island / Ross Freeman

The Mercer Island City Council has named Terry Moreman, former Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, as Mercer Island’s 2016 Citizen of the Year.

From the City’s website:

At the June 5, 2017 Council Meeting, the Council named Terry Moreman as 2016 Citizen of the Year. She has advocated for Mercer Island residents big and small.  She has appeared at numerous City Council meetings and served on countless boards and committees.  She has influenced the decision-making process on everything from school functions to Town Center’s revitalization.

Terry is a 38-year Island resident, and served as the Executive Director of the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years, producing well-received events like Town Center trick-or-treating and Art UnCorked.  In addition to building a strong and respected business core in Mercer Island, she has also played a significant role in the success of so many organizations: the Historical Society, Sister City Association, Farmers Market, Boys and Girls Club, PTA, Mercer Island Preschool Association, Community Fund, and the Mercer Island Schools Foundation.

Regarding the purpose of the Chamber, Terry was fond of saying: “We are a catalyst – a common vehicle through which business and professional people work together for the common good of the community.” The Council considers Terry an inspiring catalyst herself, and believe it is citizens like her that make Mercer Island such an amazing place to live, work, and visit.

The award was presented along with accolades by council members, as described in this Mercer Island Reporter article. Earlier this year, Moreman announced her retirement as the Chamber’s Executive Director.