Leadership Kitsap In The News:
April Mills receives 2013 Leadership Kitsap
Outstanding Alumni Association Award
(Bremerton) - April Mills was recognized Tuesday evening as the 2013 Leadership Kitsap
Outstanding Alumni Association Award winner. Mills, Management Engineer at Puget Sound
Naval Shipyard Intermediate Repair Facility and a 2005 graduate of Leadership Kitsap, was
recognized for her outstanding community service and volunteerism.
Over the last several years, Ms. Mills has served on many local boards including the Puget
Sound Navy Bases Association and as co-founder to the Bremerton Beyond Accessible Play.
It’s through her leadership and passion that the Bremerton Beyond Accessible Play project
was successful in securing a commitment from the City of Bremerton Parks and Recreation
Department to locate a new American with Disabilities Act (ADA) playground at Evergreen
Rotary Park in Bremerton. In addition, Mills has secured grants and private donations for
the park from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, the
Bremerton City Council, and local donors. The playground will be installed in fall 2013.
Ms. Mills has taken the philosophy of Leadership Kitsap to heart. She has embraced the
beliefs of servant leadership, civic volunteerism, collaboration, diversity, and continuous
community improvement and accepted the challenge to bring Bremerton a facility that will
be open to all and allow diverse groups the ability to play together.
The award was presented Tuesday evening as part of the Leadership Kitsap Class of 2013
Graduation Ceremony. Over 150 political, business, and community leaders were in
Ms. Mills has received other honors and awards including the 2012 Navy Meritorious Civilian
Service Award, 2010 YWCA of Kitsap County Woman of Achievement Award and the Kitsap
Peninsula Business Journal 40 Under Forty