Citizen of the Year 2017

Citizen of the Year honors individuals who made outstanding contributions to enhance the business community and the community at large and who have given freely of their time, talent, energy and expertise. This year's Citizen of the Year is Rob Wilson-Hoss!

Citizen_DSC_3801-Edit-SQUARE_Wilson-Hoss.jpg Robert D. Wilson-Hoss, a partner at Hoss & Wilson-Hoss, LLP, has practiced law in Mason County since 1978 where he and his wife Wendy raised their three, now grown, children. With an extensive professional background, Rob is also well known for his selfless service. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps, participated in the establishment of the Northwest Intertribal Court System, and was instrumental in the formation of local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity Mason County, the Mason County Shelter, and Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Services. Now, after more than 25 years advocating for a YMCA, he has successfully led the project to become a reality. His nomination read, “His passion is endless and his commitment to this community will live long into our future. Rob has shown he is a true visionary and his current project is yet another example of that.”


A Nod to Our Remaining Nominees

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Eileen Bailey is Vice President of EI. Kristyn & Son Construction, Inc. After graduating from Pittson Area High School with a business diploma in 1985, Eileen served in the US Army until receiving a medical discharge. For more than 15 years she has run a successful business together with her husband Tim. In addition to serving as a board member for the Mason General Hospital Foundation, she has served as a deacon at Shelton Presbyterian Church where she also sings in the choir. Eileen is an incredibly involved parent and has devoted her time to leadership positions with Southside Parent Booster Club, SHS SADD Parent Booster Club, SHS Cheer Parent and Booster Club, and Wildcatz Cheer. Again emphasizing her focus on family, Eileen’s company has co-sponsored Fantasy Forest’s annual Father-Daughter Night Out for seven years running.


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Nicole Frazier is a 15-year Mason County resident and an up-and-coming business owner. Her shop, My Painted Heart, where she creates custom hoodies, t-shirts, logo items and more, serves as a headquarters for many fundraisers and community efforts. Nicole is a board member for the Shelton Farmers’ Market and on the Cinco de 5K fundraising committee; she is also active member of Lions Club. With a love for all things crafty, Nicole uses her talents to bolster support and monies for local organizations such as Saints Pantry, Crossroads Housing, Mt. View Elementary, Olympic Middle School, and Shelton High. She focuses on building community through pride even creating entire events around celebrate school spirit. One nominator said, “While quietly working in the background, Nicole uses her collaborative, kind nature to build partnerships and shine a light on the causes which most deserve it."

See a complete list of past award winners.