Nominations are now being accepted for the 2007 Young Caymanian Leadership Awards. The awards ceremony, commonly known as the YCLA, is a well-established annual event entering its eighth year.
Nominees for the YCLA must be between the ages of 20 – 35 and must demonstrate strong leadership qualities through their personal and professional accomplishments.
Candidates are asked to meet the selection criteria determined by the Honorary Board and listed in the nomination forms. These include factors such as character, professional achievements and community involvement. Past academic performance and level of education may be considered but are not a prerequisite for the award.
Anyone may nominate a Caymanian of their choice for this prestigious award, including parents, siblings, co-workers, fellow church members, friends or spouses. The honorary board of directors relies entirely on the community to provide names for the award.
Previous recipients of the YCLA are Olivaire Watler (2000), Dax Foster (2001), Sara in Collins (2002), Steve Blair (2003), Cindy Scotland (2004) and Jonathan Tibbetts (2006).
The awards are decided by an Honorary Board of 17 prominent Cayman leaders. Board members are selected for participation due to their established positions in the community and their willingness to serve as role models for the younger generation.
The 2007 YCLA will be presented during the annual gala evening awards ceremony. Every year, the YCLA event is televised live on Cayman27 and is attended by many of Cayman’s community and business leaders, as well as Government representatives and local students.
YCLA information packages have been forwarded to the human resource departments of major companies. Nomination forms may also be obtained from Melissa Wolfe at 916-8335, by emailing [email protected] or online at www.ycla.ky Sponsorship opportunities for YCLA 2007 are still available. Interested parties should also contact Melissa Wolfe at 916-8335 or email [email protected]