Pierrette Guimond, Orcas Island

Pierrette Guimond
Orcas Island
2015 Stewardship Award Winner – Individual Stewardship Category

Pierrette Guimond is a tireless steward for Orcas Island and her community.

Through various volunteer positions over the years, she has worked to provide the highest quality stewardship at the least amount of cost to the taxpayer. 

As Cemetery Commissioner for the past 12 years, Pierrette updated the records, painted and installed bricks to identify each plot, installed over 100 markers, removed invasive plants and organized numerous volunteer work parties.

She served as President and Trustee on the Friends of the Library Board for seven years, and assisted at library book sales. Pierrette works hands-on as a gardener as well. For 10 years as a grounds volunteer at the library and adjoining park, and eight years as groundskeeper for the Orcas Island Senior Center, she brings beauty to low-maintenance gardens using native species. In 2011 she received an award for her part in maintaining the grounds atOrcas Center. 

If you live on Orcas, you may see Pierrette by the side of the road, ripping out Scotch broom. You may also hear her call attention to issues such as waste of water, electricity and other resources in our government and municipal entities. She is not afraid to stand up for her beliefs, which includes preservation and conservation of her beloved island.