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Nominations for 2016 Outstanding Oregon Woman Veteran of the Year
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Tuesday February 9, 2016 - 7:11 AM
 
The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Oregon Woman Veteran of the Year Award.

This distinct award recognizes three woman veterans who exemplify service as a veteran and as an outstanding member of the Oregon community. Selection criteria focus is on the nominee's achievements in support of veterans, her commitment to women veterans' issues, and as a citizen in service of her hometown, the State of Oregon, and the United States of America.

Submissions from both the veteran and non-veteran community are encouraged. The nomination form must be submitted online or in writing by March 4, 2016. The awards will be presented and recognized at the 2016 Oregon Women Veterans Conference on Friday, March 18, 2016. Nomination forms are available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WVCNomination or by contacting ODVA's Women Veterans Coordinator.

This year's Oregon Women Veterans Conference will be held at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas on March 18 & 19, 2016. Women veterans throughout the state are invited to attend this biennial conference free of charge. Lunch and coffee are provided both days with a variety of workshops on topics including veteran's benefits/entitlements, women veterans health, coping with trauma, employment information, veteran and woman owned business information, and much more.

Registration is required to attend. Register online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016WVCRegistration. For more information about the conference please contact the Oregon Women Veterans Coordinator, Elizabeth Estabrooks at (503) 373-2188 or elizabeth.estabrooks@state.or.us.