OLYMPIA – Metro Parks Tacoma has recognized Sen. Steve Conway (D-South Tacoma) for his crucial support of partnerships that led to the development of the new Eastside Community Center.
The five-member Board of Park Commissioners presented Conway and three other civic leaders with its Parks Champion Award on Jan. 28.
Conway was honored for advocating for the community center project in the Senate and helping to secure millions of dollars in state grants.
“Sen. Conway and his civic peers were fully committed to listening to the Eastside neighborhood’s concerns and desires, and they worked hard to build support throughout the entire community,” Park Board President Aaron Pointer said. “This center is already proving to be wildly successful, and we could not have done it without the support of many partners. In particular, we honor Sen. Conway and these other community leaders for being outstanding champions for parks and recreation services that improve the lives of everyone in the Tacoma area.”