In May, Judge Gayle Nachtigal received the 2015 Emma C. McKinney Distinguished Citizen award from the Hillsboro, Oregon Chamber of Commerce. The award is presented every year in honor of the longtime Hillsboro Argus matriarch. The Argus will make a $500 donation to a nonprofit organization of Judge Nachtigal’s choice. Judge Nachtigal currently serves as a Senior Circuit Court Judge in Washington County, Oregon. Her leadership in a range of national organizations, including the American Judges Association, National Center for State Courts’ Court Consulting Advisory Board, and SJI, have made her a sought after voice on issues relevant to the state courts. Judge Nachtigal has been a member of the SJI Board of Directors since 2010, and serves as the Board’s Secretary.