Best of Federal Way 2022 results: Living categories

Results for best firefighter, teacher, nonprofit, bar and much more.

A life well-lived is due in part to the communities we frequent and the people we meet. Here are the Best of Federal Way winners and finalists in the living categories.

Thank you to all who voted in this year’s contest!

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1st – Columbia Bank

2nd – HomeStreet Bank

3rd – Heritage Bank


1st – Billy McHale’s

2nd – JP’s Tavern

3rd – Time Out Ale House

City Leader

1st – Judge Dave Larson

2nd, tie – Mayor Jim Ferrell

2nd, tie – Deputy Mayor Susan Honda

Community Volunteer

1st – Rose Ehl

2nd – Shelley Pauls

3rd, tie – Steve Mayer

3rd, tie – Cheryl Hurst

Credit Union

1st – BECU Credit Union

2nd – Red Canoe Credit Union

3rd – Sound Credit Union

Educational Facility

1st – Pacific Christian Academy (PCA)

2nd – Brooklake Christian School

3rd, tie – Federal Way Community Center

3rd, tie – Highline College


1st – Gordy Goodsell

2nd – Ryan Herrera

3rd – Brad Chaney

Fitness Facility/Location

1st – #BestHour Kickboxing

2nd – Federal Way Community Center

3rd – Curves Federal Way

Jewelry Store

1st – Jeffrey’s Design Studio

2nd – Federal Way Custom Jewelers

3rd – Fred Meyer Jewelers

Local Arts Group

1st – Centerstage Theatre

2nd – Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservatory

3rd – Federal Way Symphony

Local Charity/Nonprofit

1st – Multi-Service Center

2nd – FUSION

3rd – Kiwanis Club of Federal Way

Pet Store

1st – Mud Bay

2nd – Pet Smart

3rd – The Soggy Doggy


1st – Chief Andy Hwang

2nd, tie – Cmdr. Casey Jones

2nd, tie – Lindsey Sperry

Senior Living Facility

1st – Village Green Retirement

2nd – Brookdale Federal Way

3rd – Garden Terrace Federal Way

Teacher – Elementary

1st – Mandy Eldredge, Twin Lakes Elementary

2nd – Myrtle Dickson, PCA

3rd – Kiersten Stimets, PCA

Teacher – Middle School

1st – Rachel Johnson, PCA

2nd – Yvette Gregg, Illahee Middle School

3rd – Ahmad Tirhi, Sacajawea Middle School

Teacher – High School

1st – Helena Cho, PCA

2nd – Renita Hall, PCA

3rd – Lauren Hamilton, Federal Way High School

Tire Store

1st – Les Schwab #378

2nd – Discount Tire

3rd, tie – Costco Federal Way

3rd, tie – Eagle Tire & Automotive


1st – Sylvan Learning

2nd – Kumon Math and Reading Center of Federal Way

3rd – Treehouse Learning Center

Brooklake Christian School. Photo by Mirror staff

Brooklake Christian School. Photo by Mirror staff

Federal Way Police Chief Andy Hwang. Photo by Mirror staff

Federal Way Police Chief Andy Hwang. Photo by Mirror staff

Columbia Bank. Photo by Mirror staff

Columbia Bank. Photo by Mirror staff