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Recognizing Erica Knapp

Unsung Hero Erica Knapp

Celebrating Parent Recognition Month — February 2022

Recognizing Erica Knapp, a Community Advocate and Mom of Three


In Washington state, the month of February is celebrated as Parent Recognition Month by Seattle’s Child magazine and the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) under proclamation of Governor Jay Inslee.

Each year, twenty-eight parents and caregivers across the state are recognized for the outstanding role they play in their families, schools and communities.

Congratulations to Erica Knapp, a Snohomish County parent caregiver, community advocate and a 2022 Unsung Hero. Erica lives in Arlington with her husband and three children.

Erica was nominated for the role she plays as a local leader and advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion. As the parent of a child with a developmental disability, Erica serves as a member of her local School Board and helped launch a parent group to provide resources and information to other families of kids with disabilities.

Another example of Erica’s community involvement from the award nomination page: “This winter Erica partnered with the city of Arlington to offer ‘sensory-friendly’ opportunities for kids with sensory sensitivities to enjoy the seasonal carousel without music and with shorter wait times. The outpouring of appreciation from parents demonstrated the need for this in the community.” Amazing work, Erica!

Read more on the Seattle’s Child website.

Erica Knapp Family Photo

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