Council member honored for service to veterans and the community.

BEATYBeaverton City Council member Lacey Beaty has been named an Outstanding Woman Veteran of the Year.

The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) announced the award Friday at the ODVA conference at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas.

The award is given annually to three woman veterans who exemplify service as a veteran and as an outstanding member of the Oregon community. Councilor Beaty’s award was announced today at the ODVA conference at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas.

Beaty was elected to the council in 2014 and took her seat in early 2015.

Since then, she has advocated for veterans’ issues in Beaverton by encouraging the addition of service-disabled veteran business language added to the city’s Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business Policy and supporting Beaverton designation as a Purple Heart City.

Beaty is the director for Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center’s school-based health clinics, overseeing six locations throughout Washington and Yamhill counties.

She also serves on the HomePlate Youth Services Board of Directors and coaches lacrosse at George Fox University.

Beaty spent five years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a radiology specialist and combat medic, serving in the First Infantry Division during the Iraq War.

Prior to joining the council, she volunteered as vice-chair of the city’s Visioning Advisory Committee.

Beaty has an undergraduate degree in political science and a graduate degree in organizational leadership.

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