Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mandy Evans Named Chamber Top Volunteer for December

At the December 9th Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce Holiday Luncheon, Mandy Evans of Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters, received the Volunteer of the Month Award for her active involvement in the community.

Mandy dedicates hours of volunteer time to help promote the vitality of downtown Sandpoint and support its businesses. She is the Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Downtown Business Association as well as the Secretary. She helped secure a grant for $44,000 from SURA (Southeastern Universities Research Assoc) to promote downtown Sandpoint.

Mandy has a passion for animals, and started the Molly Inspires Foundation at her previous home in Santa Barbara. She has brought this passion to Sandpoint. She is a strong supporter of the Panhandle Animal Shelter, assisting with fundraising efforts. Mandy started the ‘Yappy Hour’ event, which has become a very successful and growing monthly fundraiser from April through October for the Shelter. She also started the ‘Santa Paws’ fundraising effort.

Mandy spearheaded the successful effort (after many had failed) to allow dogs on leash in some city parks. She worked with City Government to allow dogs on leash in Lakeview/Memorial Park and a new trail in Hickory Park. She is currently working with Chief Lockwood and the City to locate and build a Sandpoint Off-leash dog park.

Mandy assists Pawsitive Works in their marketing efforts. Pawsitive Works is a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to helping youth at risk through canine assisted activities with shelter dogs.

Through all of this, Mandy does a lot of the community outreach for Evans Brothers Coffee is a stay-at-home Mom for Trace (and soon to be another!)

The Chamber is pleased to honor Mandy Evans for her contributions to the Greater Sandpoint community.