Greg Heath Earns WASA Community Leader Award
Greg Heath Earns WASA Community Leader Award
Posted on 05/11/2017

Greg Heath was recently honored with the Community Leadership Award at the May 1 Puyallup School Board meeting at Edgemont Junior High.

This particular honor is given by the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), and it honors one person in the Puyallup community who has made a significant contribution to the well-being of the children and to the school district as a whole.

In response to receiving the WASA Community Leader Award Heath exclaimed, “It was an honor to be recognized by WASA, and it has been so fun to come alongside such great administrators and staff, my fellow citizens, and our outstanding students.  The Puyallup School District has been deeply influential in our community and really makes a positive difference for all of us!”

Puyallup has played a pivotal role for generations of his family. His father graduated from Puyallup High School in 1940, Heath graduated from Puyallup High School in 1972, and his four children have all graduated from Puyallup High School as well.

Heath started as a volunteer on the Karshner Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Later he served for 12 years from 2001 to 2013 on the Puyallup School District Board of Directors including three terms as president of the board.

Since 2001, he has been deeply involved in every bond and levy election, serving as co-chair of many of the measures including the latest bond measure that passed in fall of 2015.

Heath is now co-chair of the bond oversight committee which oversees over $300 million of funds that are being put into Puyallup community.

He has since gone on to work with the Puyallup Schools Foundation that oversees an endowment of over $4 million that contributes scholarships to our students. Heath is also vice-chair of Communities in Schools Puyallup.

Superintendent, Dr. Tim Yeomans celebrated Heath at the May 1 school board meeting by saying “Greg Heath is the example of what any community would hope for in a volunteer.  He shows up frequently and always asks the question of how he can help and where his expertise is most needed.  He has done so much for the Puyallup School District and the community.  We are proud to say thank you for the countless hours of service he has provided to the children and staff members of the district.”