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Iris Award Honorees: 1985-Present

Wanting to recognize women of achievement in Southwest Washington who exemplified leadership, philanthropy and community service was the inspiration for what is today the Iris Awards. The Iris Awards were established in 2012. From 1985 through 2010, award recipients were honored as "Women of Achievement." For 37 years, the southwest Washington community has nominated outstanding women for recognition.

The Iris Award was 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.

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All Past Winners

Organized alphabetically by first name.

A

  • Addison Jacobs- 2009
  • Ali Migaki - 2022
  • Alice Stroh - 1995
  • Allene Wodaege - 1999
  • Amy Reeves - 2023
  • Anita Fisher - 2001
  • Ann Fischer - 2019
  • Anne McEnerny-Ogle - 2016

B

  • Barbara Howard -1987
  • Barbara Johnson - 1997
  • Barbara Saur - 2004
  • Becky Archibald - 2005
  • Becky Merritt - 2005
  • Betty J. Mage - 1990
  • Betty Sue Morris - 2005
  • Beverly Fogle - 2002
  • Beverly Sullivan - 1998
  • Bobbi Bindreiff - 2010
  • Bobbi Casanova - 2009
  • Bonnie Walden - 2001
  • Bridget Schwarz - 2004
  • Busse Nutley - 1992

C

  • Candy Thompson - 1995
  • Carol Hansen - 1997
  • Carol Parker Walsh - 2009
  • Carolyn N. Long - 2017
  • Carolyn Neubauer - 1992
  • Cathie Deweese Parkinson - 1987
  • Ceci Ryan Smith - 1998
  • Chandy Phongsavat - 1987
  • Cheryl Pfaff - 2002
  • Colleen Olney - 1985
  • Cyndi Holloway - 2022

D

  • Da Verne Bell - 2000
  • Darlene Johnson - 1985
  • Deb Brzoska - 1994
  • Deb Wallace - 2009
  • Debbi Veach-White - 2001
  • Deborah Nelson - 2004
  • Debra Jenkins - 2009
  • Deena Pierrot - 2017
  • Deloris Johnson - 1997
  • Diane Christie - 1995
  • Dianna Kretzschmar - 2013
  • Dixie Hotaling - 1999
  • Donna Bleth - 2010
  • Donna Dunbar Mason - 1994
  • Donna Roberge - 2006
  • Dorothy Langsdorf - 1999
  • Dorothy Penn - 1990
  • Dorothy Wright - 2005
  • Dottie Lunde - 2000

E

  • Eleanor Van de Water - 1990
  • Elise Menashe - 2006
  • Elizabeth Asahi Sato - 2008
  • Elizabeth McPherson - 1986
  • Elizabeth Perry - 1991
  • Ellen Torongo - 1990
  • Emily Riley-Jones - 1987
  • Erika Hagensen - 2004
  • Erin Nolan - 2002
  • Erna Apsler - 1985
  • Ethel Hunter - 1999
  • Ethel Lehman - 1990
  • Evelyn Dusenbery - 1996
  • Evon Rodgers - 1995

F

  • Florence Wager - 2002
  • Florine Du Fresne - 1989

G

  • Garnet Allen - 1992
  • Gaydena Thompson - 1995
  • Georgia-Mae Gallivan - 1996
  • Ginger Metcalf - 2006
  • Grace Gould - 1993
  • Gretchen Starke - 1996

H

  • Harriet Wilson - 1992
  • Hazel Defenbaugh - 1992
  • Heather Harmon - 2003
  • Heidi Bixby - 2004
  • Heidi Johnson Bixby - 2016
  • Helen Beall - 1991
  • Helen Bussey - 1996
  • Helen Dygert - 1989
  • Helen Raymond - 1993
  • Holly Echo-Hawk Middleton - 1996

J

  • Jackie Batties - 2003
  • Jackie Parker - 1999
  • Jada Rupley - 2004
  • Jamie McCoy - 1994
  • Jan Asai - 2006
  • Jan Schmidt - 1991
  • Jan Truttman - 2006
  • Jane Cote - 2009
  • Jane Jacobsen - 2000
  • Jane Moreno | Anne Turner - 2000
  • Jaynie Roberts - 2013
  • Jean Lacey - 2008
  • Jean Norwood - 1991
  • Jeanne Bennett  - 2022
  • Jeanne Firstenburg - 2009
  • Jeanne Kojis - 2006
  • Jeanne Mack - 2001
  • Jeanne Stewart - 2008
  • Jeannie Bryant - 2001
  • Jennifer Fay -1987
  • Jerri Songer -1986
  • Jo Fuller - 1988
  • Joan Caley - 1986
  • Joan Renner - 1988
  • Joan Skelton - 2004
  • Joan Stout - 1994
  • Joan Wolverton - 2005
  • Joanne Kendall - 1993
  • Jody Campbell - 2017
  • Joy Overstreet - 2007
  • Joyce Carter - 2010
  • Joyce Kilpatrick - 1998
  • Judi Brenes - 2006
  • Judie Stanton - 2002
  • Judie Stanton - 2017
  • Judy A. Marick - 2003
  • Judy Bochart - 1994
  • Judy Zimmerman - 2007
  • Julianna Marler - 2018
  • Julie Bocanegra - 2018
  • Julie DeSmith - 2000

K

  • Karen Ciocia - 1998
  • Karen Gorini - 1987
  • Karen Hill - 1989
  • Karen R. Steingart, M.D. - 1990
  • Kari Garman - 1988
  • Karyl Severson - 1986
  • Kate Veneroso - 1995
  • Katherine Garrett - 2016
  • Kathi Wiley Gladson - 2007
  • Kay Koontz - 1993
  • Kelly Christel - 2000
  • Kim Chau Larson - 1996
  • Kris M. Henriksen - 2014
  • Kris Miller - 2008
  • Kristy Weaver - 2014

L

  • Launda Carroll - 2005
  • Leann Johnson - 1998
  • Leilani Russell - 2007
  • Leslie Durst - 2010
  • Linda Glover - 2010
  • Linda Greep - 1989
  • Linda Hickey - 2003
  • Lisa Dow - 2023
  • Lisa Gibert  - 2022
  • Lisa Lowe - 2013
  • Lisa Nisenfeld - 2012
  • Lisa Schauer - 2015
  • Loretta Vander Pol - 2001
  • Lori Pulliam - 2015
  • Lorraine Fowler - 1994
  • Louise Smith - 1990
  • Lynn Valenter - 2019

M

  • Marcia McReynolds - 1997
  • Margaret Colf Hepola - 2002
  • Margaret Crandall - 1992
  • Margaret Jane Johnson - 1998
  • Mari Greves - 2007
  • Maria Madrigal-Ross - 1993
  • Marie Nelson - 1986
  • Marilyn Koenninger - 1998
  • Marilyn Lewis - 2002
  • Marjorie Trevarthen - 1989
  • Marla Ludolph-Heikkala - 2000
  • Marlyn Rhodes - 1991
  • Marva Benjamin - 1987
  • Marva Edwards - 2010
  • Mary Ann Moberly - 1986
  • Mary Barnard - 1988
  • Mary DeBoever - 1993
  • Mary Jo Briggs - 1997
  • Mary Peterson Granger - 1988
  • Mary Robinson - 2005
  • Mary Strehlow - 2008
  • Maureen Montague - 2019
  • Maureen Pedone - 1999
  • Megan Chono Dudley  - 2022
  • Melicent Woodmansee - 1985
  • Mildred Bradbury - 1989
  • Miriam O. Hagensen - 2003
  • Miros Hernandez - 1996
  • Monica Tellez-Fowler - 2023

N

  • Nan Henriksen - 2018
  • Nan Henriksen - 1995
  • Nancy Baker - 1996
  • Nancy Jean Soukup - 1987
  • Nancy Retsinas - 2018
  • Nancy Simmons - 2010
  • Natalia Eretneva - 1993
  • Netta Groat - 1986
  • Nicki Smith - 1998
  • Norma Holliman - 1985

O

 

P

  • Pamela Kirkaldie - 1993
  • Pat Anderson - 1985
  • Pat Jollota - 2003
  • Pat Jones - 1986
  • Patricia Downey - 2008
  • Peg Busick - 2003
  • Peggy Hays - 2004
  • Peggy Lansverk - 1997
  • Peggy Sheehan - 2006
  • Phyllis Clausen - 1988
  • Phyllis Goldhammer - 1989
  • Priscila Martins-Read - 1985

Q

 

R

  • Randi Holland - 2007
  • Rekah Strong - 2019
  • Renate Atkins - 2010
  • Rhona Sen Hoss - 1999
  • Rose Besserman - 1989

S

  • Sally Schaefer - 2012
  • Sheila Guenther - 1988
  • Sheila W. King - 2003
  • Sherri McMillan - 2014
  • Sherry Vaughan - 2002
  • Shirley Galloway - 1994
  • Sister Joelle Aflague - 2007
  • Sister Mary Leona Miller - 1991
  • Stacey Graham - 2019
  • Sue Cannard - 2001
  • Susan Courtney - 2005
  • Susan Davis - 2008
  • Susan Porter - 1992
  • Susan Torres - 2008
  • Suzanne Taylor-Moore - 1991

T

  • Tana Hasart - 1999
  • Temple Lentz - 2017
  • Terry Murphy - 2009
  • Tina Corey - 1995
  • Tracy Reilly Kelly - 2008
  • Twyla Barnes - 2001

U

V

  • Val Alexander - 2007
  • Val Ogden - 1991
  • Valerie Norris - 1997
  • Valree Joshua - 1985
  • Velda Sutton - 1988
  • Vicki Swalling - 1997
  • Vicki Winmill - 1992
  • Victoria Bradford - 2015
  • Virginia Cox - 1994

W

X

Y

  • Yvonne Montchalin - 1990

Z