Reps. MacEwen and Griffey recognize Medal of Merit recipient and Mason County resident, Gretchen Schodde

The Washington State Medal of Merit was awarded to Gretchen Schodde of Mason County today in a joint session of the House and Senate. Ms. Schodde was awarded the Medal of Merit for founding Harmony Hill Retreat Center in Union. Gretchen Schodde of Union is awarded Washington State Medal of Merit

“I am honored to recognize the many contributions made by Gretchen to our community,” said Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union. “She has dedicated her life to promoting public health and wellness in Mason County. Her work in founding Harmony Hill has helped thousands of people on their journey with cancer, as well as their families. Her staff at Harmony Hill, including executive director Eric Blegen, work tirelessly to provide support and hope to those they serve. I am proud to call Harmony Hill a neighbor in Union, and thank Gretchen for her continued work in Mason County.”

Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, also joined in honoring Ms. Schodde.

“Words cannot express the incredible impact Gretchen Schodde has had on thousands of people in Mason County,” said Griffey. “She is an inspiration, and her work at Harmony Hill reminds us that serving others is one of the greatest gifts you can give. I thank Gretchen for her commitment to service and for impacting so many lives for the better. I congratulate her on receiving the Medal of Merit today.”

Recipients of the Medal of Merit are selected by a statutory committee composed of the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house, and the chief justice of Washington state.



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