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At a ceremony located at Dick’s Brewery at the Port of Centralia, Centralia City Councilmember Peter Abbarno was voted 2019 Best Elected Official in Lewis County. Abbarno was nominated the Best Elected Official in Lewis County for four years in a row.

In 2018, Abbarno won the Best Volunteer in Lewis County for his work with organizations throughout the community; a title he was nominated again in 2019.

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The “Best of Lewis County” is voted on by the community at Voters can visit the Chronicle Newspaper “Best Of” website to nominate individuals and organizations for “Best of. . . ” awards. Once the nominations are narrowed to three, voters have the opportunity to vote for the “Best”.

“There are many “Bests” in Lewis County and throughout our region,” said Abbarno. “I am very appreciative and humbled by the nominations and votes. I want to congratulate everyone who was nominated and thank all those who voted.”

In 2019, Abbarno was also awarded the Lewis Economic Development Council’s “Economic Development Leadership Award and the “Humanitarian of the Year Award” by the Church Women United.

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Peter Abbarno is awarded the Humanitarian Award from Church Women United.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Church Women United,” said Abbarno. “I don’t volunteer to be recognized, although it feels good, I volunteer to make a difference in my community for my children and my neighbors.”

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