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Parrott Creek's Simon Fulford, Providence Milwaukie Hospital nurse Elizabeth Watts receive honors.

Parrott Creek Child & Family Services Executive Director Simon Fulford and Providence Milwaukie Hospital nurse Elizabeth Watts will both receive the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce's Joseph Krumm Humanitarian Award on June 22.

Other chamber awardees will include Cranston Machinery as Business of the Year, Rory Dunnaback of Nerds To Go as Business Person of the Year and CarePatrol of Portland's Kerry Nelson as Volunteer of the Year.Elizabeth WattsSimon Fulford

Watts last year celebrated 10 years of leading the Providence Employee Garden of Giving, which is run entirely by hospital caregiver and community volunteers who are passionate about providing healthy food options for Milwaukie by producing hundreds of pounds of produce annually.

Fulford led Parrott Creek through the nonprofit's COVID-19 organizational challenges providing staff and at-risk youth clients with personal protective equipment, installing physical barriers in facilities and hiring additional staff to take care of the youth the organization serves who aren't able to return home on the weekend due to the virus. Between May 1, 2022, and Dec. 31, 2023, Parrott Creek is expected to receive about $500,000 in federal pass-through funding from Clackamas County to assist residents in alcohol and drug recovery and in becoming self-sufficient and obtaining permanent housing placements.

Guests at the awards celebration will also witness the induction of the chamber's new 2022-23 board of directors.

North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce awards celebration

When: Wednesday, June 22

Where: Gray Gables Estate in Milwaukie

Registration required: This event is open to the public, and dinner tickets are $70 per person

Register by phone: 503-654-7777

More information: yourchamber.com


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