Community Award of Distinction 2010 Winners
Washington State University Vancouver presented two Community Awards of Distinction Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 at its Scholarship and Service Recognition Dinner. The award for Community Partnership was presented to Peggy Hays for her service to the children of our community. The award for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion was presented to YWCA Clark County for its longstanding history of serving marginalized individuals in our community.
The award for Community Partnership: Peggy Hays
Hays was selected for the Community Award of Distinction for Community Partnership for her contributions to the well-being of children in Southwest Washington. She spearheads the Family-to-Family program for the Division of Children and Family Services. Hays works to bring together churches, schools, and private and nonprofit agencies in a defined geographic area to serve the needs of that community’s children and families.
The award for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: YWCA Clark County
The Community Award of Distinction for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion was presented to the YWCA Clark County. The 94 year-old organization serves more than 11,000 community members each year through various advocacy, educational and outreach programs, services and events. The YWCA’s programs support people in finding safety, independence, healing and support.