The recently launched Governor’s Conservation Awards will honour leaders in conservation and historic preservation in Cayman.
The Office of the Governor, in conjunction with the National Trust for the Cayman Islands, is calling for nominations for the awards, which will be presented at the National Trust for the Cayman Islands’ 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 27 October.
“I am pleased to be able to commemorate the Trust’s 25th anniversary with these new awards which recognise individuals and businesses committed to conserving Cayman’s history and environment,” said Governor Duncan Taylor
“I look forward to receiving the nominations as I anticipate there are many worthy candidates.”
Awards will be presented in four categories; Conservationist of the Year, excellence in Corporate Conservation, Tourism Industry Conservation and Heritage Preservation, with the categories designed to cover business in all major sectors of the economy as well as individuals working in the conservation field.
According to Christina McTaggart, the hope is that the awards will give recognition to those individuals and organisations who excel at conservation, but also inspire other organisations through the examples of what can be done.
“These exciting awards are being offered for the first time as part of our Silver Anniversary celebrations, and we hope they will provide inspiration to the Cayman community for many years to come,” she said.
Ms McTaggart added that the awards would give a focus to the Trust’s gala dinner, which will take place at Grand Old House.
Individuals and organisations can be nominated until 22 September, with the nomination criteria and entry forms available from the National Trust office at Dart Family Park on South Church Street.