The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce awards the Iris Prize to 5 women


The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce honored five women with the Iris Award for their contributions and dedication to the community at a ceremony on Tuesday.

The winners were Cyndi Holloway, Ali Migaki, Dr. Megan Chono Dudley, Jeanne Bennett and Lisa Gibert. This was the 37th year of the event, held to commemorate National Women’s History Month, to recognize International Women’s Day, and to honor the volunteer efforts and community leadership of women in Clark County, depending on the room.

Holloway, the director of government and community affairs for Waste Connections, won the award for “providing support to nonprofit organizations in Clark County,” according to a chamber press release. “His days are filled with countless requests to volunteer, fundraise and develop programs to help our community.”

Migaki, Senior Vice President and Director of Retail at iQ Credit Union, “has influenced so many people during her 25 years at iQ Credit Union,” the press release said. “She embodies people who help people at heart. Passionate about having a positive impact on the community, she regularly volunteers for boards and committees.

Chono Dudley, Pediatrics Specialist at Kaiser Permanente, “builds community in Ridgefield, being the catalyst for the Meaningful Movies Project and the Ridgefield Multicultural Festival. Both events ensure that everyone feels like a welcome part of the community of Ridgefield,” the press release reads.

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