The Iris Awards are presented annually by Clark College, the Clark College Foundation, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, H-RoC, and the Vancouver Business Journal, which publishes the "Women in Business" directory, the only Portland/Vancouver metro area directory of businesses that are owned, directed or managed by women. The Iris Award winners will be featured in the upcoming "Women in Business" directory.
This year's honorees
Five women representing exceptional leadership, philanthropy and community service are the winners of the 2019 Iris Awards, honoring women of achievement in Southwest Washington.
Awards will be presented to Ann Fischer, founder of HELP; Stacey Graham, president of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington; Rekah Strong, executive director of Educational Opportunities for Children and Families (EOCF); and Lynn Valenter, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations at Washington State University Vancouver. H-ROC, a non-partisan political action committee dedicated to the advancement of elected and appointed female leaders in Southwest Washington, has chosen Columbia Springs Executive Director Maureen Montague for the Iris Award they sponsor.
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