We are thrilled to share the news that Nancy Mead, past president of Central Oregon Coast NOW and current Oregon NOW and National NOW board member, will receive the Oregon Commission for Women (OCFW) 2016 Women of Achievement Award, along with Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura.
Those of us who have had the pleasure of knowing and advocating alongside Nancy know that this recognition is well deserved. Nancy is a tireless champion for the rights of all women and girls. After a distinguished career as a judge of the District and Circuit Courts for Washington County, working on domestic violence issues on behalf of vulnerable communities, she retired and moved to Depoe Bay where she advocates full-time for women’s equity on the local, state and national levels. After founding the highly successful Central Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) with community and educational services for women and girls, she joined the NOW national board with specific interests for promoting the national Equal Rights Amendment and ending mass incarceration. Nancy’s advocacy is inspired by her three granddaughters and her wish for an equitable future for them.
Nancy and Chanpone will receive their awards in a ceremony to be held March 8, 2017. The full press release is available here.