At Counterpart, we enjoy presenting the Distinguished Woman of the Year Award, which recognizes the volunteer service and leadership of one special woman in our community.  The Nominee must volunteer at a policy-making level in the Tri-Cities Area, demonstrate outstanding achievement in her profession, maintain high personal and professional ethics and leadership, reside or work in the Tri-Cities Area. The award also recognizes candidate’s efforts to support and encourage other women to reach their own potential and her sensitivity to the role of women in today’s society.

PAST RECIPIENTS

  • 2017 Dr. Sylvia Ruscett
  • 2016 Christine Wright
  • 2015 (award not given)
  • 2014 (award not given)
  • 2013 (award not given)
  • 2012 Kaye Nedderman
  • 2011 Cindy Anderson
  • 2010 Gail Ringelberg
  • 2009 Donaylle Rogers 
  • 2008  Lisa Luckey
  • 2007  Renee Freeman-Risher
  • 2006  Lynne Sherwood
  • 2005  Bobbi Jones Sabine
  • 2004  Shirley Lemon
  • 2003  Lynne Kinkema
  • 2002  Susan Jonas
  • 2001  Barbara Johnson
  • 2000  (award not given)
  • 1999  Kellie Oom
  • 1998  Tami Harvey
  • 1997  Sheila McNally
  • 1996  Connie Farell
  • 1995  Barbara Dean
  • 1994  Victoria Verplank
  • 1993  Karen Benson
  • 1992  Thelma Soerhyde
  • 1991  Marilyn Sherwood
  • 1990  Mary Creason
  • 1989  Dottie Johnson
  • 1988  Nancy Rieske Hanenburg
  • 1987  Carol Bedford
  • 1986  Marianne VanEenenaam
  • 1985  Carol DeBlaey
  • 1984  Eleanor Andrews
  • 1983  Edie Swart
  • 1982  Marge Boon
  • 1981  Eunice Bareham
  • 1980  Doris VanDam

Note: Due to organizational restructuring, Counterpart did not accept nominations for the Distinguished Woman of the Year Award in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The award will also be on hiatus for 2018.

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