2024 Steilacoom Citizen of the Year

Posted:  Jul 01, 2024
Congratulations to Elizabeth Grasher "Liz" for being recognized as Stailacoom's Citizen of the Year 2024!
Liz makes Steilacoom a better place to live with communicating all important information happening around our town and countless volunteer hours all for the betterment of our community!
Born in Vancouver, Washington, Elizabeth "Liz" Grasher has a long family history in the South Sound. Her Great Grandfather served at Camp Lewis during WWI and her Grandparents retired to Anderson Island in the 1970's. Liz has lived in Steilacoom for 11 years and values the beauty, community, history and spirit of the Town of Steilacoom. Liz has served Steilacoom in many ways, most recently as a Steilacoom Town Councilmember and previously as a Steilacoom Planning Commissioner. As a Steilacoom Town Councilmember she is the Town's representative on the Pierce County Regional Council. Liz is an active volunteer/member of the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association, Friends of the Steilacoom Library (previous board member), Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, leads Sunnyside Beach clean ups, co-leads Steilacoom's National Night Out, board member on the Pierce County Behavioral Health Advisory Board (to include Opioid Subcommittee member), board member for the Living Access Support Alliance (LASA), faculty advisor for Saint Martin University's National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), leads Steilacoom's Memorial Day wreath laying, in addition to many other projects in Steilacoom and around the local community.
Liz has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, works as a Licensed Mental Health Therapist (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC) for Joint Base Lewis McChord and is an adjunct psychology professor at Saint Martin's University. She is passionate about volunteering and being an active community member.
Liz is both honored and thankful to serve the Town of Steilacoom.

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