On May 25, the JCWC Annual Celebration was held in Kaul Auditorium at Reed College for the first time since 2019. More than 100 people gathered for social hour, dinner, silent auction, Year-In-Review slideshow, and to honor Riffle Award winners. Thank you to everyone who attended, our business sponsor, and our Riffle Award winners!
Our Riffle Award winners for 2023 are:
Ernie Francisco Award for Individual Volunteerism: Gail Chastain
Community Partner Award: Conservation InSight (accepted by Executive Director Tom Virzi)
Public Agency Partner: City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services (accepted by Kathy Dang, Marie Walkiewicz, Svetlana Hedin)
We also gave a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award to Walt Mintkeski, the Council Co-founder, current Advisory Board Chair, former Board member, who has worked tirelessly to restore Johnson Creek since the 1980s. Thank you, Walt!
We would not be able to hold this event without the generous support of our business sponsors and a matching fund donation from Dick & Sue Schubert. Thank you! Below is a list of business sponsors: