WASHINGTON -- A Portland woman will be recognized as a Champion of Change at the White House Thursday, officials said.
Chandra Brown will be honored for her work as president of Oregon-based small business United Streetcar, according to the White House Office of Communications.
United Streetcar's mission is to provide modern, efficient, safe and reliable American-produced streetcars and to be a pioneering force in increasing urban transit options throughout the United States, a statement read. Brown is also the Vice President of Oregon Iron Works.
The Champions of Change program is part of Obama s Winning the Future initiative. The program highlights a different issue each week and honors people for work they do to improve their communities.
Brown was among 15 people recognized in a ceremony Thursday for helping to create high-quality U.S. jobs.
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