Scott White Regional Leadership Award

Scott White Regional Leadership Award

Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Chamber's top recognition for elected officials is named after former a Senator and a friend and colleague of Fain's. Fain’s recognition stemmed from his work to pass the state’s 2015 transportation infrastructure investments and efforts to close the educational opportunity gap by creating a more equitable public school system.

Rodel Fellowship

Rodel Fellowship

Aspen Institute

Senator Fain will join a nationally-selected group of 24 elected officials to participate in a two-year fellowship designed to bring together lawmakers who have demonstrated an outstanding ability to work responsibly across partisan divisions and bring greater civility to public discourse.

Crayon Award

Crayon Award

Early Learning Action Alliance

Sen. Joe Fain received the “Crayon Award” from the Early Learning Action Alliance during the Fall Family Child Care Conference held Saturday at Auburn’s Green River College. Fain was recognized for his work to expand access to and improve the quality of early learning in Washington state after co-sponsoring the Early Start Act in 2015 and championing opportunities for the state’s youngest learners.

Developmental Disability Advocate

Developmental Disability Advocate

Arc of King County’s Parent and Family Coalition

“Sen. Fain is a leading advocate in Olympia for individuals with developmental disabilities,” said Stacy Gillett, executive director of The Arc of King County. “We are so grateful he has made our legislative issues a priority for his caucus. Everyone should have a life of their choosing, and Sen. Fain is helping us make that a reality.” 
- Stacy Gillett, Executive Director ARC of King County

Transportation Champion

Transportation Champion

Association of Washington Cities

The Association of Washington Cities (AWC), an Olympia-based organization advocating on behalf of Washington's 281 cities and towns, presented Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn) with a City Transportation award for his efforts to enact a transportation package during the 2015 legislative session.

Outstanding Legislator

Outstanding Legislator

Community Employment Alliance

Senator Fain was recognized as one of this year's Outstanding Legislators, his second year in a row. The award goes to legislators who have made exceptional efforts to support employment for people with disabilities. During the 2015 session, Fain protected funding for the VIP Act, which funds employment services for 1,000 people with developmental disabilities.

Disability Advocate

Disability Advocate

Arc of King County Parent Coalition

Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn) and House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan (D-Covington) recently were honored for their legislative efforts on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities.

"As a leading advocate in the Senate for employment for individuals with developmental disabilities, Sen. Fain has dedicated his support by making it a priority for his caucus."
          - Joe Cunningham, ARC of King County

 

Higher Education Champion

Higher Education Champion

Graduate Washington

Graduate Washington Recognizes Senator Joe Fain as ‘Higher Education Champion’

“Not so far removed from college himself, Joe Fain clearly understands the challenges that are facing this generation of current and prospective college student. He has been an advocate for important pipeline programs such as Running Start, which ease the transition from K-12 to post-secondary education and lessen the burden on students and families. One of the legislators responsible for the recent tuition freeze, Fain is an important voice for students in the State Senate."

                                    -Graduate Washington

Legislator of the Year

Legislator of the Year

Council of Metropolitan Police & Sheriffs

Senator Fain was recognized by the Council of Metropolitan Police and Sheriffs (COMPAS) as its 2014 Legislator of the Year for his ongoing dedication to law enforcement officers statewide.

"We are grateful for Senator Fain's unwavering concern for the well-being of the brave men and women who serve our communities. We believe that his work in the recent legislative session, as well as previous sessions, shows his continued, steadfast support for law enforcement officers in our state."
         - Renee Maher, COMPAS Executive Director