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The Center for Wooden Boats and Executive Director Betsy Davis awarded by South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, November 6th: The South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce held their First Annual Awards & Recognition Breakfast on Thursday, November 6th at the Pan Pacific Hotel. The Center for Wooden Boats received the Non-Profit of the Year Award and Executive Director of CWB, Betsy Davis, was presented the Ambassador of the Year award.

The award presented to The Center for Wooden Boats recognizes organizations which provide “outstanding benefits and contributions to the community, and who provide a much-needed service with measurable outcome of results.” Dick Wagner, CWB’s Founding Director proudly accepted the award at the Thursday ceremony. 

Betsy Davis, Executive Director of CWB, was presented the inaugural Ambassador Award, recognition of an “individual who donates time, talent or money to non-work related endeavors that expressly support the spirit and growth of the South Lake Union neighborhood.” Betsy was chosen for the award based on her role as a founding board member of the South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce, serving as both treasurer and co-president while securing initial grant funding and establishing the organizations’ financial and accounting systems.

Jason McKinney, Executive Director of The South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce, noted that “from the beginning, Betsy Davis has been one or our chief ambassadors.” He went on to say that she has “been a tireless advocate of all South Lake Union organizations.”

“The Center for Wooden Boats is delighted to be part of such a vibrant community in the South Lake Union neighborhood” Betsy Davis commented. These awards once again underscore the commitment to building a strong community that CWB has made over the years, and its role in providing an engaging and accessible cultural amenity to the South Lake Union neighborhood.


The Center for Wooden Boats' Artist-in-Residence featured in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Saturday, October 25th: The Center for Wooden Boats' Artisit-in-Residence, Saaduuts, was featured in an article on the front page of the Saturday, October 25th edition. The article can be viewed online at: