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CULTURE OF CARING AWARD 2021 HONOREES
JEREMY OKAI DAVIS, Artist
Culture of Caring: Art & Social Justice Award
Jeremy Okai Davis was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and received a BFA in Painting from UNC-Charlotte. After a few years of trying to push through the North Carolina art scene, Davis relocated to Portland, Oregon in 2007. Davis splits his time as a professional graphic designer and as a professional fine artist. Davis has shown locally and nationally in Los Angeles, Seattle, Nashville, and at the famed Studio Museum of Harlem in New York City. He has permanent installations of his work in the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon’s Allen Hall. He recently installed a large-scale portrait at the newly renovated Ledding Library in Milwaukie, Oregon. He is currently represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery in downtown Portland.
ERIKA PREUITT, Multnomah County Director of the Department of Community Justice
Culture of Caring: Health & Civic Engagement Award
Erika Preuitt is the Director of the Department of Community Justice. Her core value is that people can change. She is committed to evidence-based practices, community engagement and community partnership. Her over 20 years of experience within DCJ has helped to shape and anchor these values. Erika’s experience includes working with intensive case management and the Adult Gang Unit as probation and parole officer. She served the Department as Community Justice Manager for eight years. Her responsibilities were diverse and included supervising Centralized Intake, the Peninsula Field Office, Juvenile Services (Intake, Day Reporting Center, and Skill Development program), Day Reporting Center, and North District Field Office.
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