The town’s former mayor, who served two terms in the late 1980s, was honored on June 28. Steilacoom’s mayor Ron Lucas made the presentation to a surprised Anderson at the Town’s first Summer Concert that evening.
The announcement was made prior to the start of the concert that took place in Pioneer Orchard Park on the Robert Anderson Bandstand, named in honor of the former mayor who helped build the bandstand in the late 1980s. Mr. Anderson was to be among the dignitaries featured in this year’s popular Fourth of July parade.
Since 1994 Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis of Steilacoom have shared the tradition of selecting the Citizen of the Year.
Former Mayor Anderson joins a distinguished ensemble of town residents who have been chosen for this annual honor. Other Steilacoom honorees include Louis Bordowitz, Don Rehburg, Tim Sheldon, John Hemphill, Anna Ziegler, Bill Jones, Joan Curtis, Jamie Garrett, Jim Dyer, Veva Maddox and Bob Mize.
—Submitted by Nancy Covert