Remembering Linda Lee Martens

Hero - a person of distinguished courage or ability admired for their noble qualities… a person who, in the opinion of others, is regarded as a model to be emulated.  Most heroes live and work among us without much notice, but we all know who they are and it’s only fitting that we publicly recognize and honor them.

In difficult times, local heroes can be just the inspiration we need. Island County’s Community Health Advisory Board (CHAB) and the Board of Health honor individuals who go the extra mile to help others in need.  The Linda Lee Martens Community Health Hero Award is named for the late executive secretary of our local Health Department.  She was a President of Soroptimists International and a memorable participant in many local activities.  She was a hero because she was an ordinary person with an extraordinary love for others.