During the 2013 legislative session, both the Oregon House and Senate approved a resolution honoring Norma J. Paulus Professor of Law Robin Morris Collin, a nationwide leader in the area of sustainability and environmental justice, for winning the 2012 Oregon Women Achievement Award from the Oregon Commission for Women.
House Concurrent Resolution 27 was sponsored by Rep. Betty Komp, D-Woodburn, a board member of the Oregon Commission for Women. The resolution honors Morris Collin and four other women as Outstanding Women of Achievement. The other honorees are Jane O’Keefe, a fourth-generation rancher who formerly served on the Environmental Quality Commission, the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and the Lake County Commission; Gina Warren, vice president of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Nike, Inc. who founded the Nike Global Women’s Leadership Council; and Serena Stoudamire Wesley, a leader in the effort to develop coordinated health care organizations in Oregon and throughout the nation and a member of the Coalition of Communities of Color, which works to advance racial equity through research, education and policy advocacy.
Komp described Morris Collin as “very dynamic and informative. You just want to find out more about the subject she’s talking about.”
Past winners include former Oregon House Speaker and Portland Mayor Vera Katz; former U.S. Rep. Darlene Hooley; and Columbia Sportswear founder Gert Boyle.