The IHCA recognizes Matthew Hendrikse, maintenance facilities manager, for outstanding service.
Despite the trials and tribulations of the past few years, I would like to spotlight an Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) staff member who has continually gone above and beyond what is required to help individual residents and the community. Matthew Hendrikse, IHCA maintenance facilities manager, is an extraordinary individual who continuously expresses his commitment to Issaquah Highlands by preserving the community’s appearance, maintaining all common areas, and supporting the IHCA however he can.
When powerful windstorms hit Washington in October, Matthew immediately jumped into action; he was on-site within minutes, clearing felled trees for community safety. In addition to tending to damage from the storm, Matthew also acted as a first responder to a car accident in the community that occurred when no emergency services were available to assist at the time. He comforted a homeowner until her husband could get to the site and drove her to get medical attention. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries. Matthew showed initiative — changing the damaged car’s tire and moving the vehicle to a safe area out of the way of oncoming traffic.
Matthew Hendrikse is a valued member of the IHCA staff. His quick thinking and compassionate commitment are present in everything he does. If you happen to see Matthew out and about, please tell him “thanks” for all of his hard work.
Sarah Hoey is the IHCA executive director.
Headshot photo by Katie Cannon. Aerial photo by Vijaye Raji.