YCLA begins search for 2011 leader

| 05/10/2010

(CNS): Nominations opened this week for one of the country’s most popular awards. The foundation of the YCLA said it’s now accepting nominations for young Caymanians between the ages of 20 and 35 for the 2011 Young Caymanian Leadership Award. The awards ceremony is a well-established annual event with over a decade of success recognising young local leaders organisers said on Monday.  Anyone may nominate a young Caymanian, including parents, siblings, coworkers, fellow church members, friends or spouses. The deadline for all submissions is Saturday, 31 October. (Photo- Collin Anglin 2010 YCLA recipient)

“Everyone knows an outstanding leader that deserves recognition. We rely entirely on the community to nominate young Caymanians for the YCLA. The onus is on each individual to ensure that special person is nominated and therefore eligible for the award, ”said Melissa Wolfe of the Leadership Foundation.    “The Foundation encourages the public to identify and honour our young leaders with a nomination. Well-rounded and dedicated young Caymanians surround us everyday and they are effective role models for our younger generation.”
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 Collin Anglin in 2010, Elroy Bryan in 2009, Stephen Ryan in 2008, Canover Watson in 2007, Jonathan Tibbetts in 2006,Cindy Scotland in 2004, Steve Blair in 2003, Sara Collins in 2002, Dax Foster in 2001 and Olivaire Watler in 2000.
The YCLA is decided upon by an Honorary Board composed of 13 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 2011 YCLA will be presented during the annual gala evening awards ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton, 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 ycla@candw.ky or online at www.ycla.ky
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