Portland, OR. Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington presented its 2019 Marie Lamfrom Women of Distinction awards to Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw and Carmen Rubio, executive director of Latino Network. The women were honored during a luncheon at the Downtown Hilton on September 24th. The event raised a record-breaking $180,000 for girl leadership programming in Oregon and SW Washington. Outlaw and Rubio are being recognized for “demonstrating courageous leadership, serving as role models for girls and women, and working to make the world a better place,” according to the Girl Scouts. (Photo credit, Andrea Lonas)
“Chief Danielle Outlaw and Carmen Rubio exemplify just what Girl Scouts hopes to inspire in all girls: the courage to take action, make a difference and be the leaders our world requires. We’re pleased to recognize these extraordinary women,” said Karen Hill, chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Past honorees of the award include Gov. Barbara Roberts, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Oregon Supreme Court Judge Adrienne Nelson.
“It is deeply humbling to be recognized as a role model for girls and young women by an organization that is helping build many of the leaders of tomorrow,” Outlaw said.
Outlaw was sworn in as Portland’s police chief on Oct. 2, 2017, becoming the first African American woman to lead the city police force, after spending 19 years with Oakland Police Department.
Rubio joined Latino Network as its executive director in 2009, working to advance the Latino community in education, leadership, and civic engagement in Oregon. During her tenure, the group’s staff has grown from less than 10 to 115, working out of three offices in Portland, Gresham, and Hillsboro.
Rubio said, “The values I carry for myself as a leader truly align with the mission of Girl Scouts – to lift up the confidence and courage of our young leaders so that they can help make our communities thrive.”
The award is named in honor of Marie Lamfrom, who served as a troop leader for a special needs troop at Shriners Hospitals in Portland for 35 years. She served on the Girl Scout council’s board of directors and received the highest award a Girl Scout adult can receive, the Thanks Badge. Lamfrom co-founded the company that would become Columbia Sportswear.
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