On April 25, Governor Inslee will host the ninth Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards to recognize the contributions of 44 outstanding volunteers for their dedication and commitment to improve their communities through service. One of this year’s honorees is Snohomish County’s very own Juliana Borges, a Lake Stevens resident and student at the University of Washington.
Juliana was nominated for this award by the Volunteer Center at United Way of Snohomish County. As a volunteer with United Way’s Youth United program while she was in high school, Juliana did everything from Earth Day clean-ups to serving food to the hungry. She was integral to increasing the capacity of the program, recruiting new volunteers, planning and leading service projects, and securing funding through grants.
Juliana has continued her outstanding service as a student at the University of Washington. There, she has started a suicide prevention club, hosting their second Out of the Darkness Walk this April. Juliana is caring, community-minded, and compassionate. She is one of those rare individuals for whom volunteerism is part of her personal identity.
In addition to being honored at a recognition event at the Executive Mansion on April 25, Juliana was also honored at the Mariners Salute to Volunteers Night at Safeco Field later that night. United Way of Snohomish County congratulates Juliana on this honor.