Two Amazing Master Recyclers Receive WE Nominations

Congratulations to Janine Gates and Leesha Posey (both Class 64). Recently, they were nominated by a jury of their peers for the City of Portland’s 2018 Women’s Empowerment (WE) Persist award, in conjunction with Women’s History Month.

Here's what their nominations said: 

Janine is a serious advocate for women, youth, and people of color. She volunteers her time working with communities of color and young people, and at the City, does the same. She is a true aspiring leader and will do great things for our world and for the City!

 Janine Gates (second from the right) is pictured here after the proclamation in front of City Council.

Janine Gates (second from the right) is pictured here after the proclamation in front of City Council.

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Leesha is an exceptional person. - In her role at BPS she is building relationships with Portland's minority owned businesses and assisting them with creating greener spaces and practices.- She volunteers on a community housing committee to ensure voices from marginalized communities are heard.- She is a master recycler and uses her time/skills to uplift the voices of black and brown individuals.- She volunteers with Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) and advocate for their needs with the City and Portland community.- She believes in the career mobility of all women and individuals of color. - she is my mentor and a mentor to so many other individuals. Leesha spends countless hours ensuring our vulnerable communities' voices are heard and needs are met. Everything Leesha does is for the benefit our community.