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Todd Stancil Selected as 2022 Prairie Days Parade Grand Marshal

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In partnership with the Prairie Days planning committee, the Yelm Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2022 Prairie Days Parade Grand Marshal, Todd Stancil!  

Todd was selected based on his service and dedication to the people of Yelm over the course of his nearly 30 year career. Todd started with the City of Yelm as a Reserve Police Officer in 1994, and was hired as a full time officer in January of 1995, then took over as Police Chief in 2002, making him the longest serving Police Chief in the City of Yelm’s history.  

Todd gives credit to his family as the center of his universe. He and his wife (Erika) have been together for nearly 30 years, and have three beautiful daughters (Mikaila, Ashley, & Riley) and two amazing sons (Devon & Dillon), who were raised in this area. 

Todd remembers the firefighter water competitions and bed races from his earliest Prairie Days experiences.  

Todd very generously gives his time to Yelm Lions Club, National Night Out, Survivor Summer Camp, City of Yelm and Thurston County Emergency Management, Washington State Crime Prevention Association, Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, and International City Manager Association.  

Todd says, “I was born and raised in a small and supportive community. I couldn’t imagine growing up anywhere else. Rainier and SE Thurston County in general is my home.” He continues by saying, “You have the ability to establish relationships with great people that become family.”  

Join Todd and his family as they lead the Prairie Days Parade on June 25th, and catch him throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Mushball Tournament on June 26th at Longmire Park. 

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