In 2005, Joel was appointed by Governor Chris Gregoire to the Washington Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, where he served as Vice Chair. As a tireless advocate for children in foster care, Joel serves on boards and committees of many different nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping vulnerable children and youth.
A Seattle native and University of Washington Law School graduate, Joel has had a remarkable local legal career. He joined Costco in 1992 and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, retiring from the company in September 2013 and currently serving as an emeritus officer. Learn more about Joel.
"CCYJ is proud to honor the legacy of Norm Maleng by recognizing Joel as the 2014 recipient of the Advocate for Youth Award," said CCYJ Founding President and CEO Bobbe Bridge. "We look forward to bringing the community together to celebrate Joel's community service and to support CCYJ's work to improve the lives of kids in the foster care and youth justice systems."
We are also pleased that Judge Jimmie M. Edwards will be our keynote speaker for the event. Founder of the Innovative Concept Academy, Judge Edwards is the 2013 recipient of one of the nation's highest judicial honors, the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence.
Frank & Charlene Blethen
Bobbe & Jon Bridge
Michael Curtis & Eric Thom
Garvey Schubert Barer
Kristen Howell & Kyle Mylius
Judicial Dispute Resolution
RBC Wealth Management
1st Security Bank of Washington
We are grateful to the 450 people who joined us for our sixth annual event on March 21, 2013, and helped to advance our mission of reforming Washington's child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Read about the 2013 breakfast.