Discover Burien “Best of Burien” awards to be presented March 28th

You’re invited to rub elbows with Burien’s community and business leaders, all while supporting the nonprofit service organization, Discover Burien, at its annual fundraiser and awards dinner event, the “Best of Burien: Building a Healthy Community One Business at a Time.”.

The event will take place Friday, March 28th from 6pm-10pm at the Burien Community Center, located at 14700 6th Ave SW in Burien. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Discover Burien office located at 427 SW 152nd St in Burien. Tickets include dinner and drinks and are $35 for Discover Burien Members or $45 for non-members. The dinner is an opportunity to sample food from a variety of Burien restaurants. You will also have an opportunity to bid on amazing silent auction items ranging from theatre tickets to gift certificates. All proceeds from the event will benefit Discover Burien and support their mission to create and sustain a thriving and vibrant community in Burien.

This is the organization’s only fundraiser and is an opportunity to recognize dedicated community members who have made a real difference in Burien.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey to choose the recipients of these community awards. Discover Burien is now proud to announce this year’s awards recipients.
Educator of the year: Nancy Sparks, teacher at Gregory Heights Elementary School
Best Burien Restaurant: Black Zia Cantina
Best Burien Beverage: Margarita at Black Zia Cantina
Exemplary Service Award: Nancy Sparks
Charity of the Year: Transform Burien
Public Servant of the Year: Gina Kallman, Cultural Arts Supervisor, City of Burien
Audacious Innovator: B-Town BEAT music and art walk
Burien Hero: Maureen Hoffmann, WABI Burien board president
Jeff Kearney Award: Tanner Pempeit
Business Leader of the Year: Lynda Isernio, Sterling Savings Bank

For more information please visit, or call (206) 433-2882

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