News Releases

January 20, 2012
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Telephone: 360-992-2921


Iris Awards logo

Tickets are on sale now
for the 2012 Iris Awards


VANCOUVER, Wash. – Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Iris Awards, honoring women of achievement in Southwest Washington. 

The awards will be presented to Lisa Nisenfeld, president of the Columbia River Economic Development Council; Sally Schaefer, a community leader and volunteer for more than 50 years; and Mary Strehlow, developmental disabilities manager for the Clark County Department of Community Services. 

Nisenfeld, Schaefer and Strehlow will be honored on March 8, 2012 in Clark College’s Gaiser Student Center.  Following a 5 p.m. reception, the awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with KGW news anchor Brenda Braxton as emcee.

Tickets are on sale at The cost is $25 per person. The ticket price includes an appetizer buffet and a choice of beverages.

Tables of eight are available.  To reserve a table, all seats must be purchased at one time. Seating is limited. 

The Iris Awards are supported by Clark College, the Clark College Foundation and the Vancouver Business Journal. 

The Iris Awards celebrate the lasting and far-reaching contributions of women in Southwest Washington and beyond.  Information about the Iris Awards is available at