Seattle King County
First Citizen Award

Thank you to our Partners!

Hosted by

84th Annual

July 27, 2022
6:30 PM
Seattle Aquarium

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Mary's Place

2022 Honoree

Champion for families experiencing homelessness

Registration and more info. coming soon!


In 1939, years of economic hardship during the Great Depression had taken a toll on the spirit and morale of the people of Seattle. In response, REALTORS® sought to boost public sentiment and brighten our outlook by drawing attention to the positive community and civic work taking place throughout the region.

To that end, REALTORS® commissioned Seattle artist Dudley Pratt to sculpt an expression of the great work that can be accomplished by those who support the needs of the people, a work emblematic of “those who seek first to serve our citizens.” Each year since, the Seattle King County REALTORS® have presented the First Citizen Award as an expression of gratitude to those who devote themselves to the well-being and prosperity of our community.


First Citizen recipients hail from humanitarian organizations, charitable and educational institutions, art groups, environmental causes and other civic endeavors.

2021 Award

The 83rd Annual Seattle First Citizen Award Celebration honoring Benjamin S. Danielson MD was held at the Seattle Art Museum on October 28, 2021.

2020 Award

The 82nd Annual Seattle First Citizen Award Celebration honoring Tomio Moriguchi and Family was held virtually on March 25, 2021.

2019 Award

The 81st Annual Seattle First Citizen Award Banquet honoring Father Stephen V. Sundborg was held at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel on May 23, 2019.