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Multnomah County Gladys McCoy Building (Photo: OH Planning+Design, Architecture)
By The Skanner News
Published: 15 May 2017

The Multnomah County Community Involvement Committee is hosting it's 30th Annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony on June 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the Multnomah Building Boardroom, first floor, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland.

This esteemed award goes to one person each year in Multnomah County, nominated by a member of the public, who feels that their nominee embraces Gladys McCoy's values and has carried out her legacy.  

 **IMPORTANT: THE DEADLINE FOR SENDING IN YOUR NOMINATION FORM IS FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017 AT 3:00 P.M.

BACKGROUND: Gladys McCoy was elected to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners in 1978 and re-elected in 1982. In 1986, she was elected County Chair, and re-elected again before she died in 1993.  She worked for Portland Head Start which propelled her to run for public office.

Some of her accomplishments include setting up a social service program in the former Columbia Villa housing project, working to stabilize county funding, expanding and meeting county affirmative action goals, increasing citizen participation in government, increasing minority representation on county boards and commissions, and much, much more.

We honor her legacy by giving the Gladys McCoy Award to someone in Multnomah County who models Ms. McCoy’s ideals. In doing this, we also encourage community engagement for the good of the many.

THE FORM: Click here to nominate someone for the 2017 Gladys McCoy Award.

 Thank you for recognizing the importance of civic participation.  If you have any questions about the event or other opportunities available at the County, please contact our office at community.involvement@multco.us.

 

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