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September Volunteer of the Month: Michelle Palm

By September 1, 2020Connections, IHCA, Volunteer
Michelle Palm Issaquah Highlands

Crofton Springs Neighborhood Committee

Michelle Palm Crofton Springs

September’s Volunteer of the Month, Michelle is pictured in just one of the many lovely shared outdoor spaces in Crofton Springs.

While we’re originally from Florida, my family and I moved to Issaquah Highlands six years ago from Calgary, Canada. My husband, Michael, and I have two daughters, Hailey, 19, and Emily, 17. Emily is co-president of the Highlands Youth Advisory Board (HY).

When we shopped for our home, we chose the Highlands for its walkability and charm. We love having so many different places to walk and enjoy the outdoors. You can’t help but fall in love with the beauty here, especially in Crofton Springs. It is such a unique neighborhood with a creek bed that runs through it. We even have foot bridges.

Not long after moving to the Highlands, I saw there was an opening on the Crofton Springs Neighborhood Committee and I knew I wanted to join. My father always worked in community planning, so it is in my blood.

Our committee is small, but we all represent different types of homes in Crofton Springs. I really enjoy our group because we all want Crofton Springs to be a great place to live and we all bring a unique perspective to the group. Because Crofton Springs housing is so diverse with lots of different types of homes, resolving issues is always a fun challenge. Crofton Springs also has lush landscaping, making it a beautiful place to call home. We try very hard to preserve its charm when making decisions for our neighborhood.

Looking towards the future of Crofton Springs is an exciting part of being on the planning committee. I look forward to preserving the charm of Crofton Springs for years to come.

Photo (top): Michelle (second from the left) with her husband, Michael and daughters, Hailey and Emily (far right). 

As published in September 2020 Connections >>

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