Junior League of Indian River Nominees for Woman of the Year

Top (L to R): Melody Ipolito, Melanie Coppola, Nikki Bouldin, Dorie Moore, Lourdes Soto, Ciara Golliher, Heather Reeb, Jacquline Carlon. Bottom (L to R): Shelley Stuven, Pam O'Donnell, Connie Johnson.
Top (L to R): Melody Ipolito, Melanie Coppola, Nikki Bouldin, Dorie Moore, Lourdes Soto, Ciara Golliher, Heather Reeb, Jacquline Carlon. Bottom (L to R): Shelley Stuven, Pam O'Donnell, Connie Johnson.

VERO BEACH – The Junior League of Indian River has announced the nominees for the 2017 Woman of the Year. Their peers nominated local women for the important impact they’ve had in our community.

The 2017 Woman of the Year winner will be revealed at the luncheon taking place on Wednesday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Oak Harbor Clubhouse at 4755 S Harbor Dr. in Vero Beach.

Tickets for the 5th Annual Woman of the Year luncheon are $100 and can be purchased online by April 18 at www.womanoftheyear.info.

The 2017 Woman of the Year nominees are:

  • Civic/Non-Profit – Patti Carter; Shelley Stuven
  • Rising Star – Melanie Coppla; Nikki Bouldin; Angela Schwerer; Ciara Golliher; Rachel Gambee
  • Business Professional – Jacqueline Carlon; Melody Ipolito; Heather Reeb
  • Volunteer – Lourdes Soto; Dorie Moore; Connie Johnson; Pam O’Donnell

Winners are chosen in each category, and the Woman of the Year is awarded to one of the category winners.

This year’s nominees are women who demonstrate high ethical standards, are recognized as role models, have a strong sense of community responsibility and are outstanding in their contributions within Indian River County.

“There are so many inspiring women in our community,” said event co-chair Allison Cloughley. “It is such an honor for the Junior League to host this event every year, and we look forward to celebrating this year’s nominees.”

Funds raised from the event will support the Junior League of Indian River’s ongoing local initiatives like Operation Prom and community impact projects held throughout the year in Vero Beach.

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