2019 Outstanding Organizations


  • Asotin County Library Wednesday Shelvers - Jeanette Krause, Melissa Trampel, and Janet Cable
  • Know Your Government Delegation Advisors - Kim Belanger and Lisa Ubachs


  1. Asotin/Garfield County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  2. Homes of Hope
  3. The Willow Center & Camp Erin

Asotin and Garfield County Court Appointed Special Advocate NominationNominator

Nominated by a community member

Reason for Nomination

The Asotin/Garfield County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program recruits, trains, and supports volunteer appointed guardians in providing advocacy for abandoned, abused and neglected children. Their volunteers advocate for the best interests of children in and out of dependency court, while seeking to protect their right to a safe, nurturing and permanent outcome.

Child welfare systems are in a state of crisis. The average child in foster care spends more than a year in care. One solution to this crisis is the CASA program. Volunteer advocates are screened, trained and supported by CASA staff. Volunteers form a one-on one relationship with a child and get a full picture of the case. Judges depend on CASA volunteers for critical information to help them make the most well-informed decision for the child involved.