2019 McMaster Heritage Award
Debra has participated in Kenmore’s development since the mid-1990s, first organizing volunteers for the city’s incorporation effort, then serving as a Planning Commissioner working on the city’s first comprehensive plan. She was a founding member of the Friends of Saint Edwards State Park and the Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center, co-chaired Kenmore’s Walkways and Waterways bond measure, and worked together with others to create the Kenmore Rowing Club and Waterfront Fair. She has also worked on behalf of children and youth in our community, serving as Kenmore Elementary PTA’s co-president, and advocating for more nutritious school meals, a later high school start time, and universal screening for elementary advance placement. She is presently serving on the Kenmore City Council.