Guests will watch Aug. 27 as the Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women (OCCSW) inducts four women whose lives and works have had a positive impact on the direction and success of community projects, programs or individuals into the Okaloosa Women’s Hall of Fame.

This year's inductees are Dr. Vivian Green, education inductee; Carolyn Ketchel, contemporary inductee; Gayle Norgaard, Carolyn Spencer Humanitarian inductee; and Pam Woodall, business inductee.

"These inspiring women are all assets to our community,” said Gail Waller, chair of OCCSW. “Each of these role models has made tremendous contributions to improve the lives of citizens, particularly women and children, living in our county and should be recognized for the impact they have had on our community."

The event will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. The public is invited to attend, but reservations need to be made. RSVP at or email

Since the Hall of Fame since it was created in 1995, 110 women have been inducted. The Hall of Fame was created to honor women of Okaloosa County — past and present — whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science have been of great value to our community’s development. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the commission’s oldest and most prestigious award. The Okaloosa County Women's Hall of Fame is sponsored by the OCCSW and the annual induction ceremony is held in conjunction with Women’s Equality Day.

The women inducted into the Hall of Fame are honored in permanent displays at the Okaloosa County Administration Building, the Niceville City Council Chambers and the Brackin Building in Crestview. The Hall of Fame displays are a monument to some of the exceptional women in our county’s history, as well as a tribute that grows annually with each induction ceremony where we learn to appreciate more about the wonderful contributions that women make to our community. For more information, and to see the past winners, visit the website at