Champions of Change, VOIS’s first annual benefit event, was “one of the best events of the year…epic!” according to Amy Hillman of Ecotality (and she should know–she attends them all). The event featured invigorating speakers like County Chair Jeff Cogen and Portland Mayor Sam Adams…introducing the three leading mayoral candidates–Charlie Hales, Eileen Brady and Jefferson Smith. It also featured the debut of the Sustainability Leadership Awards. The Awards recognized outstanding sustainability leaders in our community. Of nineteen nominees, we honored seven finalists and chose two Champions of Change recipients, which were presented at the Champions of Change Event—one for Sustainability Leadership and one for Social Equity Leadership. Click here for the list of nominees, finalists, and winners.