SEQUIM – The Sequim Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of their Citizen of the Year Award Tuesday.

Clare Manis Hatler and her husband Don Hatler were honored jointly at the annual luncheon.

Clare Manis Hatler and her first husband Manny famously discovered the skeletal remains of a mastodon on their property in 1977, which became international news and is still considered a major archeological find. The skeleton, along with an extensive learning display, can be viewed at Sequim Museum and Arts.

Don Hatler, who married Clare after Manny died, has been an active volunteer since retiring almost 20 years ago. We asked him how he felt about receiving the Citizen of the Year Award.