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Ninth Judicial Circuit Officer

State Attorney's Office

Communications Honoree

2017 Women's Achievement Awards

Eryka Washington has always believed “information is power.” For more than a decade, she has used her voice and platforms to ensure women, children, and families are informed and able to make decisions or choices that will improve their lives. 
Eryka is the public information officer for the Ninth Judicial Circuit serving Orange and Osceola counties. In this role, she is the liaison between the state attorney’s office and the news media and is responsible for disseminating critical information to the public. Throughout her tenure, Ms. Washington has championed the State Attorney’s commitment to criminal justice reform. Most recently, she led the communications campaign in support of Project No/No - new initiative that seeks to protect children under the age of 18 from "the system." 

Eryka is a familiar face in the central Florida community. Before joining the State Attorney’s office, she served as a journalist and on-air reporter for two of the top news stations in Orlando – WKMG News 6 and WESH 2 News. 

Throughout her career, Eryka has worked tirelessly to support those in need through fundraising, empowerment, awareness, and advocacy. She is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists and a current Board Member and Volunteer with Bridges of Light, an Orlando-based organization for abused, neglected and abandoned children. Eryka was recently awarded the Communication Honoree for the Women’s Achievement Awards hosted by the Women’s Executive Council in October 2017. 

Eryka Washington

January 10, 2018

Guest Speaker

Embracing and Empowering Women to Serve Central Florida

Speakers in 2017

  • ​​Cyndia Morales Muñiz, EdD, Assistant Director of Multicultural Academic & Support Services | University of Central Florida
  • Kari Conley, Director, Community Relations | Orlando Health
  • ​Diane O'Dell, President of Community & Diversity Relations & Executive Director of the Foundation | Universal Orlando
  • Maryann Barry, CEO | Girl Scouts of Citrus
  • Lieutenant General Mark Hertling, Retired Army, Senior Vice President, Global Partnering, Leadership Development & Health Performance Strategies ​| Florida Hospital
  • Michelle Brady Palmer, Manager, Community Engagement | SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando
  • Barbara Jenkins, EdD, Superintendent | Orange County Public Schools
  • Joie Cadle, Elected Board Member, Orange County Public Schools, 2017 WEC Woman of the Year