United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties announces Distinguished Volunteer of the Year

Tri-City HeraldApril 22, 2014 

Randy Walli, business agent for Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 598, was named Distinguished Volunteer of the Year at a United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties event Tuesday.

Walli is a member of the nonprofit's board and serves on the United Way Campaign and Cornerstone committees, a news release said.

"He leaves an imprint wherever he goes, and inspires others to want to join in," said Beverly Weber, president and CEO.

The nonprofit's annual Live United celebration was held at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. Marie Mosley, Kennewick's city manager and the local United Way's 2014 board chairwoman, was the emcee.

Kennewick schools Superintendent Dave Bond, who's also United Way's Community Solutions chairman, gave an overview of the Community Solutions plan. Testimony from people who've been helped by United Way-funded programs also was given, and Bruce Hawkins, superintendent of Educational Service District 123, gave an update on the Attendance Matters initiative.

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