Human Rights Awards Celebrate Beaverton’s Diversity

January 25, 2007

Author: Christina Lent

Source: The Beaverton Valley Times

Beaverton’s four diversity awards presented Monday night honored citizens working to encourage cultural understanding, diversity awareness, tolerance and acceptance.

The Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission presented its annual Individual Achievement Award to former Southridge High School theater director Wade Willis. Its Business and Industry Award was given to IBM Beaverton’s Women in Technology Diversity Group.

For the first time, the commission also presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Beaverton Police Sgt. Adam Spang. Mayor Rob Drake recognized the Bilal Mosque Association with the Mayor’s Diversity Award.

The awards ceremony took place during Monday’s City Council meeting as community members packed into the council chambers.

Recipients of the awards said they were both honored and humbled to have their work recognized by the commission and city officials.