Hillsboro, June 5th, 2014. Washington County leaders came together to celebrate the year’s success of the Vision Action Network (VAN). Sanford Inouye who is retired, from Comcast, Honorable District Judge Marco Hernandez and Washington County Sheriff Garrett were honored. Sanford and Marco are former VAN board members who were recognized for their service at the event. (photo credit, Andie Petkus)
Forest Grove Superintendent Yvonne Curtis and Representative Joe Gallegos
Holly Whittleton (Executive Director at SE Works and WorkSource Portland Southeast) accepts the Cameron Award on behalf of SE Works and WorkSource Portland Southeast.
The Annual Celebration also takes the time to recognize exemplary collaboration in the community through the Cameron Award. This year’s winner was Connect to Work. Here the the leaders in the collaborative accept their award.
Steve Berger (Director of Washington County Community Corrections, Washington County Community Corrections), Judge Kohl (Washington County Drug Court:), Andrew McGough (Executive Director at Worksystems, Inc.) Holly Whittleton (Executive Director at SE Works and WorkSource Portland Southeast), Sheriff Pat Garrett (Washington County), Tim Hartnett (Executive Director at CODA, Inc.) and Walt Peck at the podium.
Ellen and Walt Peck (Walt was recognized at the event for his years of service as a Board Member at VAN. Walt recently retired as the Planning Division Chief at Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue)
VAN acts as a neutral convener, connector and catalyst, bringing together a broad array of community partners to tackle ongoing and emergent issues – such as health care access, affordable housing, economic security, diversity, education and sustainability. VAN works to make fundamental changes in the civic structure and health of our community and move toward a more vital and sustainable community for all Washington County residents. Two projects that were highlighted at the event include the Homeless Cost Study and Creciendo Juntos. Learn more about VAN’s work at www.visionactionnetwork.org.