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Due to COVID-19 delta variant, business group offers additional six weeks for nominations.

North Clackamas Chamber members are delaying their awards program for inspirational women, which was originally scheduled for October.

Due to the delta variant and status of COVID-19, the program is now scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Abernethy Center in Oregon City.

Award nomination forms can be found at and will be accepted through Oct. 15, an additional six weeks on the original deadline for nominations.

Chamber officials are seeking nominations of women who had recent "high-level achievements" as executives and leaders who are known for encouraging, inspiring and mentoring others.

Women in Leadership and Management Award nominees must live and/or work in Clackamas County and have made significant contributions to their community. Award categories include lifetime achievement, public service, large corporation, small corporation, manufacturing, entrepreneur, large nonprofit and small nonprofit.

PMG PHOTO: SAM STITES - At a recent press conference, Clackamas County Incident Commander Nancy Bush tells citizens that the weather was bringing hope for fighting wildfires.Last year, Clackamas County Commissioner Martha Schrader and Nancy Bush, the county's emergency manager, were among the recipients of the awards. Martha SchraderBush, as director of the county's emergency management department, led efforts to respond to COVID-19 and wildfires to win the chamber's award for public service. Winning the chamber's award for lifetime achievement, Schrader was reelected last year to her third consecutive four-year term in office and fourth full term overall as a commissioner.

For information on the chamber's Women in Leadership and Management program, including the Academy beginning in January 2022, contact Chamber CEO Laura Edmonds at 503-654-7777.

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