Coldwell Banker Bain, a leading provider of real estate brokerage services throughout the Pacific Northwest and a market leader in home sales in 2018, is pleased to announce that Tacoma broker Michelle McLean has been recognized with national and local awards for her charitable work in the South Sound region.
Michelle was recently awarded the Coldwell Banker Hero of the Year award at Coldwell Banker’s annual Gen Blue®conference in recognition of her long-time commitment to the South Sound community. It is only one of three national awards bestowed by the Coldwell Banker network, and is awarded to an individual, office, or company who takes great pride in giving back and ensuring that those in need have a trusted advocate for a brighter future.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Association of Realtors recognized Michelle on March 27 with its REALTOR® Community Service award, recognizing a realtor who has provided outstanding contributions to the local community as well as being an active professional member of the Association. Nominees must be a REALTOR® and selection is based on the accomplishments of the individual that affected the most people and for which the nominee received no money for the work done.
Michelle will also be formally recognized in June with the City of Tacoma City of Destiny’s Adult Leadership award, where the City honors outstanding local volunteers. The City of Destiny Awards program is spearheaded by a City Council appointed City Events and Recognitions Committee comprised of local community leaders from a broad array of backgrounds and areas of expertise. This committee develops the City of Destiny Awards nomination tools and selection criteria, selects the City of Destiny Awards winners and plans the annual City of Destiny Awards event.
Before Michelle began her career in real estate, she ran Peace Out, a local nonprofit in Tacoma that taught teens the importance of philanthropy and connected individuals with community causes that ignited their passions. Michelle has also donated a portion of her commissions to and in some cases volunteered with the Billy Ray Shirley Foundation, My Purple Umbrella, Tacoma Narrows Rotary and Northwest Furniture Bank. But her work didn’t stop there. When she met a family of two grandparents and seven grandchildren in need of massive home repairs, Michelle mobilized over 500 people to completely remodel the home and help the family achieve their dream home. Her coordination and compassion inspired her colleagues, has resulted in the development of a more formal Community Home Makeover program and she truly serves as a hero in her community.