Oregon City Together Prevention Champion Award

The annual Oregon City Together Prevention Champion Award recognizes an individual or an organization showing outstanding leadership and actions in preventing youth drug use in Oregon City. The goals of this award program include:

  • Generating community awareness of the importance of prevention
  • Supporting the efforts of individuals and organizations in Oregon City who are using evidence-based youth drug use prevention strategies

Honorees receive a framed certificate and are publicly recognized by the Oregon City Together Coalition. The coalition also distributes a news release announcing the award to local media.

Nominee Minimum Qualifications

  • Individual or organization residing or working in Oregon City
  • Organizations may be nonprofit, for-profit, education or government
  • Those not eligible for awards include organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, disability, military or marital status in hiring
  • Has not received the award during the prior year
  • Open to all ages

Award Criteria

  • The nominee has shown leadership in building the coalition and/or advancing the mission of the coalition — preventing youth drug use, especially marijuana and alcohol.
  • Prevention strategies may include but not be limited to:
    • Education and awareness
    • Increasing protective factors. These may include but not be limited to supporting youth mental health and positive parenting
    • Reducing risk factors that may include but not be limited to reducing youth stress and anxiety, increasing perception of harm and reducing access to drugs
    • Changing policy to support youth drug use prevention
    • Increasing funding or other support of youth drug use prevention
    • Changing negative social norm that marijuana is not harmful
  • Either the health improvement(s) already has been achieved, or the work is reasonably expected to generate future health benefits.

How to Nominate 

  • Nomination letter explaining why the candidate should be considered a prevention champion. Describe why the candidate is being nominated for this award and the impact they have made. The impact may be during the past year and/or during the life of a project. This statement should be no more than 500 words.
  • Email the completed nomination letter to pamela.wilson@orecity.k12.or.us
    or complete the form and submit below.
  • Deadline for the 2021 Oregon City Together Prevention Champion Award is January 31, 2022. A  committee will review all nominations.

Submit a Nomination

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