YWCA Woman of the Year

Drenda Niemann

Ms. Niemann is Lewis and Clark County’s Health Officer and has boldly led our community through the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis for the past year. From Drenda’s nomination by her colleagues: “There is a quote from Brendon Burchard that says: ‘You can spot a leader when you see someone wade into the unknown with willingness to struggle, to serve others, to direct the process of change with attentiveness, commitment, and grace.' Drenda has been the picture of leadership and grace as she has led Lewis & Clark Public Health through one of the most challenging public health emergencies of our lifetime.”