Nominating period now open for 2019 Flash Family Inspirational Award

June 4, 2019 | by Erin Sirianni

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The City of Mercer Island is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Flash Family Inspirational Award (FFIA), which honors a Mercer Island senior adult (55 and odler) who exemplified the spirit of good sportsmanship or community leadership, and who possesses an optimistic attitude and friendly demeanor while acting as a role model to others.

The City invites all residents to nominate a citizen they believe should be recognized for embodying the spirit of this award. As Phil Flash once said, this award should be given to a community member who “Keeps busy, exercises, eats healthy food, never, ever sweats the small stuff, and always stays positive.” Phil Flash, a community artist and activist, passed away in April 2015.

The winning recipient of the FFIA is recognized for their contribution to the community at a City Council meeting and also receives a gift that enhances his or her interests. His or her name will be added to the perpetual FFIA plaque, which hangs inside the Mercer Island Community & Event Center. Nomination forms are available online or in person at the Youth & Family Services office in Luther Burbank Park. You can request forms to be mailed by calling (206) 275-7749. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 28th.