Jeff McKenna named as 2016 Peace Builder Award recipient

Every year, the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center acknowledges individuals, groups and organizations through their annual Peace Builder Awards.

In 2016, Jeff McKenna, prevention specialist in Bellingham Public Schools, was honored with the Youth Education Award at their Nov. 18 Peace Builder Awards Gala.

McKenna, through the program MAD-HOPE, received the award for “equipping youth with the tools and resources for courageous and compassionate conversations about youth suicide.”

The WDRC is a non-profit dedicated to providing and promoting constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict through mediation, training, facilitation, and community education. More information can be found at or by calling 360-676-0122.


Photos: Jeff McKenna at the WRDC Gala in November.  (Photos courtesy of Bellingham photographer Phil Rose.)


Read more on MAD-HOPE in Bellingham Public Schools here.

In a related story, the 2015 Peacebuilder Award winners from the district are written about here.



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