Why did you decide to become a judge?
Being a judge of Women of the Year is as much an honor as a decision. Having been involved with the community for many years, I’ve had the “honor” of being involved with a long list of women who shine bright – not only with what they do but in the people they are when the spotlight isn’t necessarily on them. I wanted to be a judge to meet some of the women I did not know, hear their stories and help “honor” them.
What does the Woman of the Year Awards mean to you?
Woman of the Year means you have accomplished a status worth special recognition by your peers, community and family. That status is special in that you are an example to others by how you live, work and play.
Martha Rogers is the special projects manager at The Bulletin. Special Projects encompass many things for the locally-owned newspaper including niche magazines, event guides, on-line auctions and individual customer products. She also oversees the charitable giving and non-profit community involvement for The Bulletin. Martha began her career with The Bulletin as a news reporter and photographer and later moved into sales and sales management.
Martha’s community involvement includes service on the Central Oregon Builders Association board of directors, First Story board of directors and the Deschutes County Fair Association.
An Oregon native and proud U of O Duck, Martha spends her free time with her husband Ross and their dog Dreyfus enjoying the local music scene and fly fishing.