From 1936 to 1938 General George C. Marshall lived in Vancouver in the Victorian house on Officers Row that today bears his name. While in Vancouver, he was a Brigadier General and served as Commander of the 5th Infantry Brigade at Vancouver Barracks. Marshall served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army during World War II and he was Secretary of State from 1947 to 1949. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the Marshall Plan, which helped rebuild the economies of Europe and the Pacific nations after the war.
MARSHALL LEADERSHIP AWARDS
General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award was instituted in 1989 to recognize a young person’s commitment to public service and demonstrated leadership potential. This award was created in cooperation with the Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia, to commemorate General Marshall’s two-year residence in Vancouver and to honor the legacy of this world statesman.
Two awards are given to Clark County Residents each year at the ceremony.
The ADULT LEADERSHIP AWARD is given to a community figure 35 years of age or younger who has demonstrated leadership ability, commitment to public service, academic achievement and potential for an ongoing active role in public service.
The YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD was established in 2000, and is presented to a high school Senior who demonstrates leadership, takes a stand for the rights of others, serves as a role model, shows initiative and motivates others to become involved.
Max Ault, Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC)
Sophie Muro, Camas High School
The Trust announced the recipients of the General George C. Marshall Public & Youth Leadership Awards at a ceremony Wednesday evening, March 22, 2017 at the Providence Academy.
Max Ault was honored as the 2017 General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award recipient.Camas High School Senior Sophie Muro was recognized as the 2017 General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award recipient.
The ceremony featured an address by the Washington State Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib, as well as recognition of all the nominees.
Ault is the 28th recipient of Marshall Public Leadership Award. Ault is Vice President and Director of Business Development for the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC). In a letter of recommendation, Mike Bomar wrote “Max plays a critical role in our organization and in economic vitality for Clark County. Beyond his work at the CREDC, Max participates in various civic and professional growth efforts. His passion for helping others has resulted in changing lives for the better and has built him a network of many of the community’s most respected leaders. He is respected and admired by his colleagues and is a key member of a very hard working team that takes their mission, but not themselves, very seriously.”
As recipient of the Marshall Public Leadership Award, Ault will travel to Lexington, Virginia, to tour the Marshall Foundation, and to Colonial Williamsburg and Washington, D.C. He will also participate in the nine-month Leadership Clark County Program. Ault will engage in the Fort Vancouver National Trust’s Celebrate Freedom programs throughout the year.
The General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award is presented to a Clark County high school student who demonstrates leadership, takes a stand for the rights of others, serves as a role model and shows initiative and motivates others to become involved. Muro was recognized for these qualities. Program Coordinator for Clark County Community Services Kris Henriksen stated “I truly find Sophie Muro to personify all the marvelous qualities in young people: leader, helper, role model, change agent, and historian. You could not ask for a better example of a younger person not waiting until they are an adult to positively impact their community in such an array of ways.”
As recipient of the Marshall Youth Leadership Award, Muro will participate as an intern in the Celebrate Freedom programs office. She also receives a $2,500 college scholarship.
The Trust would like to thank all participants of this program and awards event and looks forward to continuing the tradition next year. Special thanks go to Riverview Community Bank for their sponsorship of the General George C. Marshall Public & Youth Leadership award programs. We are also grateful for 40 et 8, Voiture 99’s support of the youth scholarship. These important leadership programs would not be possible without the support of these generous sponsors.
Congratulations 2017 Nominees!
Public Leadership Award
|D. Max Ault, Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC)||Sean Philbrook, Identity Clark County|
|Bradley Richardson, Clark County Historical Museum||Michael Pond, Young Democrats of Clark County|
|Whitney McMillin, Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of SW WA||Jenny Thompson, Police Activities League|
|Alex Major, Army National Guard - EHS DECA||Katie Archer, Archer Public Affairs|
Nominees pictured with Mayor Leavitt.
From left to right: Bradley Richardson, Whitney McMillin,
Sean Philbrook, Jenny Thompson, Mayor Leavitt,
Katie Archer, Alex Major, and Michael Pond.
Max Ault is not pictured.
Youth Leadership Award
|Morgan Dunn, Camas High School||Isaac Larson, Skyview High School|
|Sydney Friauf, Skyview High School||Dana Fulham, Skyview High School|
|Aidan Ryan, Seton Catholic High School||Sarah Mitchell, Mountain View High School|
|Nicholas Krane, Skyview High School||Akiva Wells, Hudson's Bay High School|
|Alyssa Peterson, Cedar Tree Classical Christian School||Alexis Sabatini, Camas High School|
|Morgan Ustick, Ridgefield High School||Ethan Mayers, Hudson's Bay High School|
|Daniel Scalberg, Union High School||Sophie Muro, Camas High School|
|William Janney, Vancouver iTech Prep||Andrew Hill, HeLa High School|
|Sydney Fox-Middleton, Vancouver iTech Prep||Nick Jokela, Columbia Adventist Academy|
|Benjamin Shannon, Battle Ground High School||Julieta Rendon-Mendoza, Union High School|
|Courtney Nuttal-Nester, Hudson's Bay High School||Ernesto Zurita-Ruiz, Heritage High School|
MARSHALL ADULT LEADERSHIP AWARD
Nomination deadline has passed for 2017!
Nomination Deadline: February 17, 2017 BY 5PM - To be completed by the nominator. Nominees will be contacted after receiving the nomination form.
Nominees for the adult Marshall Adult Leadership Award must be a resident of Clark County, be 35 years of age or under and have completed a four-year college degree. Selection is based on demonstrated leadership ability, commitment to public service, academic achievement and potential for an ongoing active role in public service.
Award benefits for the General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award (adult) include:
- A $2,200 stipend towards a trip to the Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg and Washington, D.C.
- Opportunities to meet and develop relationships with community leaders
- A scholarship to participate in the Leadership Clark County Program, a nine-month course designed to enhance public leadership skills
Public Award Recipient Expectations:
- Recipients must be available to travel to Lexington, Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg and Washington, D.C.
- Give presentations about the Marshall Award and your trip to the East Coast to the Vancouver City Council, FVNT Board, and other organizations as requested.
- Participate on the Marshall Selection Committees for one year (immediately following your award). The Marshall Selection Committees meet approximately 5 times for 2 hours.
- Participate in Leadership Clark County - nine-month commitment.
- Participate in the 2017 Celebrate Freedom programs such as the Marshall Lecture Series, Flag Day ceremony, Independence Day, Veterans Parade, and others as determined.
- Show an ongoing commitment to community involvement and personal growth
A PDF version of the adult nomination form is also available for download. Please complete the form, and send to email@example.com
Marshall Adult Leadership Nomination Award Form
MARSHALL YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD
Youth Award Deadline has passed!
Nominees for the Marshall Youth Leadership Award must be enrolled in high school (or home schooled) at the 12th grade level and a resident of Clark County. Selection is based on the nominee's activities and projects demonstrating the values of General Marshall represented as one of America’s leading citizens and soldiers.
Award benefits for the General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award include:
- $2,500 college scholarship
- $500 paid summer internship in the Trust’s Celebrate Freedom office
- Opportunity to meet with local elected representatives
- Opportunity to participate in Celebrate Freedom events including Independence Day at Fort Vancouver, Flag Day at Fort Vancouver and Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver
- A biography of General George C. Marshall
Youth Award Recipient Expectations:
- Attend and participate in as many Celebrate Freedom events as your academic schedule will allow, such as: the Marshall Lecture (when held), Independence Day at Fort Vancouver, Flag Day at Fort Vancouver and the Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver.
- Speak at Flag Day at Fort Vancouver event held at 3:30 p.m. on June 14 (of the year you received the award).
- Demonstrate an on-going commitment to leadership in your community.
A PDF version of the youth nomination/nominee form is also available for download. Please complete the form, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Marshall Youth Leadership Award Form
The Award Recipients for both the Public and the Youth Awards will be announced and recognized at the Marshall Leadership Award Ceremony on March 22, 2017.
Doors open at 5:30pm with a social and refreshments. The program begins at 6:15pm.
Featuring keynote speaker Cyrus Habib, Lieutenant Governor of Washington
Tickets can be purchased online HERE
Nominees for the awards will each receive a free ticket to the ceremony for themselves, and two additional tickets for guests.
Congratulations Previous Award Recipients:
Public Leadership Award
2017 D. Max Ault
Youth Leadership Award
2017 Sophie Muro - Camas High School