At this year’s Donner Summit 4th of July Picnic, Suzi Phebus was announced as the Community Person of the Year. Suzi is retiring this year after more than 30 years with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Suzi was nominated several times for her quiet, yet integral role in keeping a public school on Donner Summit. During her time as a teacher, then a principal, administrator and advocate, Suzi shaped Donner Trail School in Kingvale into a high-performing magnet school within the public school district. She leaves a legacy of student and teacher support and the gift of a community school on Donner Summit.