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Greater Vancouver Chamber Announces the 2024 Iris Awards’ Finalists

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The recipients of this honor will be revealed on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at the Iris Awards Luncheon, a highlight of the Greater Vancouver Chamber's Inspire HER Conference. 

Vancouver, WAThe Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2024 Iris Awards, presented by Riverview Bank. This esteemed recognition will be bestowed upon three exceptional women during the Iris Awards Luncheon, a highlight of the Chamber's Inspire HER Conference, on Thursday, March 7th, at 12:00 pm, hosted at the Hilton Vancouver Washington.  

For over three decades, the Women of Achievement and now the Iris Awards have shone a spotlight on the remarkable women of Southwest Washington who have left an indelible mark on their community. Since its inception in 1985, this prestigious award has celebrated the exceptional achievements of women who embody outstanding leadership, philanthropy, and public service.  

Each year, our community nominates women whose significant contributions have enriched the region, making it a better place. Through their leadership, these women inspire us all to strive for excellence and make a positive difference in the world around us.  

The sheer volume of nominations has made the final selection process quite challenging for the Awards Committee. 

The finalists for the 2024 Iris Awards are:    

  • Anna Cruz- Executive Director, Founder, Vancouver Ballet Folklórico 
  • Amy Reynolds- Executive Director, Share     
  • Carmen Nazario- President, ELYON International, Inc. 
  • Cory Donovan, MD- Legacy Health  
  • Jamie Spinelli- Homeless Response Manager, City of Vancouver  
  • Jasmine Ames- Vice President Relationship Manager, U.S. Bank 

After several years of being a virtual event, the Iris Awards return this year as an in-person celebration, as part of the Greater Vancouver Chamber's Inspire HER Conference. Community members are encouraged to secure tickets for the awards ceremony and partake in the joyous festivities. For more information about the Iris Awards, event tickets, and sponsorship opportunities, visit 

"The Iris Awards stand as a symbol of recognition for the outstanding women who tirelessly work to enrich our community. As we unveil this year's finalists, we celebrate their dedication to driving positive change and inspiring future generations. We eagerly anticipate gathering to honor their exceptional achievements at the Iris Awards Luncheon," said GVC President & CEO John McDonagh.  

The 2024 Iris Awards Luncheon is presented by Riverview Bank and supported by additional award sponsors, Legacy Health, OnPoint Community Credit Union, and Key Bank.    

To explore the Iris Awards honorees throughout the years, a comprehensive list can be found at    

About the Iris Awards

Wanting to recognize women of achievement in Southwest Washington who exemplified leadership, philanthropy, and community service was the inspiration for the Iris Awards in 1985. For 39 years, the Southwest Washington community has nominated outstanding women for recognition. The Iris Award is held to commemorate National Women’s History Month, to recognize International Women’s Day, and to honor volunteer efforts and community leadership of women in Clark County.    

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber

SW Washington’s largest business organization, the Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC), with nearly 1000 members, has been Moving Business Forward in southwest Washington for over 130 years through business advocacy, community building, education, and creating visibility for our members. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals, and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The GVC is the heart of Clark County’s business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate and prosperity for all. For more information, please visit

Event Contact:  
Hadley Phillips, Greater Vancouver Chamber

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