Sunnyside United-Unidos awards the Impact Award quarterly throughout the year. The process begins with nominations being submitted during coalition meetings, which the public is invited to participate in, followed by the executive board voting to award the chosen nominee.
Those that are awarded the impact award are individuals in the community that serve Sunnyside youth and fall in line with the mission and vision of Sunnyside United-Unidos.
This fall the quarterly impact award will be recognizing Sunnyside’s first female interim city manager Elizabeth Alba.
Elizabeth is a local lower valley resident and has always had a passion to serve in positions of leadership that promote activities beneficial for children. The reasoning behind this impact award is that despite COVID-19 and other issues, she was able to organize and keep activities open for our youth to enjoy over the summer!
The city pool was incredibly beneficial for our kids to do something healthy and productive over the summer. She is also an advocate of education and helps prepare students from Sunnyside and across the lower valley at Yakima Valley College.
If you have any names for nominations for individuals that are deserving of the impact award, please message us!