Historical Photo of Richmond Beach, Washingtonclick photo to enlarge

1924, looking up (east) on Cascade Street (NW 197th) from just below Atlantic Avenue (24th NW). The brand new Richmond Beach school stands proudly at the top of the hill; the Richmond Beach Congregational Church at the upper left, is on the corner of Hesperus and Cascade (23rd NW and NW 197th).

From the Shoreline Historical Museum collection, property of the Museum, captions courtesy of Vicki Stiles


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Marge Unruh Community Service Award

Marge Unruh Community Service Award Nominations

The Richmond Beach Community Association (RBCA) accepts nominations for the annual Marge Unruh Community Service Awards.

The award was created in 1999 to recognize individuals in Richmond Beach who get involved and make this a great place to live. Award winners receive a plaque and have their names engraved on a perpetual plaque.

In 1999, Will Unruh accepted a plaque in memory of his wife, Marge Unruh, in whose honor the award is dedicated. Recipients are chosen by a committee comprised of former recipients from nominations submitted by residents. Everyone knows at least one person who deserves to be considered for this award. Please take the time to fill out the nomination form by April 15 for the current year's award.

Criteria for selection is based on outstanding service to the community. Candidates can be a person, business or organization, and do not necessarily need to reside in Richmond Beach or be a member of the Community Association. Some examples include service to the Richmond Beach Community Association through board leadership; serving on standing committees or participation in RBCA activities; promotion of issues benefiting the community; fundraising for community projects; service to youth, elderly or disabled in the community; environmental service to the community; or beautification of the community. Recipients are announced each year at the Richmond Beach Community Association May general meeting.

If you have any questions, contact the Executive Director at ExecDirector@RichmondBeachWA.org.

RBCA Marge Unruh Community Service Award Nomination Form

Nominations now being accepted for 2017

   *All Fields Required

I would like to nominate:
Nominee Name:
Nominee Email:
Nominee Phone:
Nominee Address:

(List service to Richmond Beach as well as other service outside the Richmond Beach community.)
My Name:
My Email:
My Phone:


2016 Awards:

  • Tom McCormick
  • Allison Taylor
  • Don Wilson

Previous Recipients


  • Pizza Mia
  • Grace Marshall
  • Scott Keeny


  • Susan Will
  • Sheri Ashleman
  • Karen Thielke


  • Rick Ashleman
  • Bill Clements
  • Ron Greeley


  • Maggie Fimia
  • Linda Jo Pym
  • Scott Jepsen


  • Richmond Beach Congregational Church
  • Donna Spee
  • John Thielke


  • Everett Ellis
  • Paul Gorgen
  • Nancy Shaw


  • Mary Bannister
  • Dr. Art Kruckeberg
  • Vladimir Oustambassidis


  • Starla Hohbach
  • Harley O'Neil
  • Dave Bannister


  • Jerry Girmus
  • Sean and Christie Quigley
  • Chris Riveland


  • Scott Becker
  • Anina Sill
  • Melanie Granfor


  • Dick Deal
  • Vicky Stiles


  • Ed Adams
  • Tom Petersen


  • Lee's Martial Arts Academy
  • Tracy Tallman
  • Scott and Andie Piteo


  • Sherry Edwards
  • Jack Malek
  • Marge Mueller


  • Bob Pfeiffer
  • Joe and Evie Phillips
  • Save Richmond Beach


  • Full Moon Thai Cuisine
  • Jack Hutt
  • Bill Willard

2015 Awards:

  • Jerry Patterson
  • Tom Penrod
  • Tammy Ceesay and SWHS SERVE Club