Young leaders wanted

| 19/10/2009

(CNS): The clock is ticking on nominations for the Young Caymanian Leader Award 2010 as the foundation says there are less than two weeks to go for people to put forward the names of Caymanians between the ages of 20 and 35 for this next year’s honour. “We rely entirely on the community to nominate young Caymanians for the YCLA,” said Melissa Wolfe of the Leadership Foundation. “Everyone knows an outstanding leader that deserves recognition.  The onus is on each individual to ensure that special person is nominated and therefore eligible for the Award. Photo Elroy Bryan the 2009 YCLA recipient.

Nominations for the Awards ceremony which is now a well-established annual event are open to anyone to name their young Caymanian, including parents, siblings, coworkers, fellow church members, friends or spouses and the deadline for 2010 is Saturday, 31 October.

 “Well-rounded and dedicated leaders surround us everyday and they are effective role models for our younger generation.  The Foundation was created so that the public can identify and honour them with a nomination,” added Wolfe.

Nominees for the YCLA must demonstrate strong leadership qualities through their personal and professional accomplishments.  Determining factors include character, professional achievements, community involvement and commitment to helping others.

Previous recipients include Olivaire Watler in 2000, Dax Foster in 2001, Sara in Collins in2002, Steve Blair in 2003, Cindy Scotland in 2004, Jonathan Tibbetts in 2006, Canover Watson in 2007, Stephen Ryan in 2008 and Elroy Bryan in 2009.

The YCLA is decided upon by an Honorary Board composed of 15 prominent Cayman leaders who were selected for participation based on their established positions in the community as well as their ability and willingness to serve as role models for the younger generation.

The 2010 YCLA will be presented during the annual gala evening awards ceremony, which will be televised live on Cayman27 and is attended by hundreds of Cayman’s top community and business leaders.

YCLA information packages have been forwarded to the human resource departments of major companies.  Nomination forms may also be obtained by calling Melissa Wolfe at 916-8335 or emailing or online at




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