It has been my privilege to work with Lara Davidson, Director of Finance at CareForce, for over 6 years. And this past week she received the recognition for her spirit and giving that is long past due. The Home Care Association of Washington awarded her with the Community Service Person of the Year. Davidson is very active in her community. What makes her stand out is how she incorporates her work life, her work colleagues and her community in her volunteer work. While CareForce sponsors the Seattle Parks and Rec’s Sound Steps for Seniors….Davidson brought her daughter’s girl scout troop to walk with the seniors for an intergenerational event. While Davidson Bikes MS (as they say), the bike ride to raise money for MS research and treatment, she invites her work colleagues along to help raise money and raise the camaraderie amongst co-workers (and double to triple the fundraising that she gets done). There are few walks in the Puget Sound area that don’t find Davidson raising awareness and money for good causes: the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer’s Association Western Washington as examples. At the awards banquet, I particularly loved her acceptance speech. Davidson challenged the Home Care Association to pick a cause and invite a co-worker along. She said…it will change your work relationship forever. And that’s a great thing. Thanks Lara Davidson for picking CareForce.