Call for Nominations for the 8th Annual Goodmon Awards

Raleigh, NC, January 10, 2010 --( Winkie La Force, executive director of Leadership Triangle (, has announced that nominations are currently being accepted for Leadership Triangle’s 8th Annual Goodmon Awards. Nominees are selected from five community service categories and are chosen for exhibiting outstanding regional leadership in action. Nominations for the awards will be accepted until Feb. 23. Applications are available online at or by contacting Winkie La Force at (919) 433-1577.

- Five awards will be given in the following categories:

· Exemplary Regional Leadership by an Individual: Awarded to an individual who embodies the concept of regional citizenship and who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to foster regional cooperation.
· Exemplary Regional Leadership by a Public Official: Awarded to an elected official or government employee who has consistently transcended jurisdictional lines and provided outstanding leadership for the advancement of the Triangle.

· Exemplary Regional Leadership by an Organization: Awarded to an organization that has developed an innovative regional program to address a pressing regional issue, or has consistently provided outstanding support and leadership on regional issues.

· Exemplary Regional Leadership by a Partnership: Awarded to a group of individuals or organizations that have created a successful partnership with each other across the regional boundaries to address pressing regional issues.

· Exemplary Regional Leadership by a Leadership Triangle Alumnus:
Awarded to a Leadership Triangle alumnus who embodies the concept of regional citizenship and who has excelled at fostering regional cooperation.

- Criteria that demonstrate individual or group contributions to improving the Triangle, determined by a selection committee, are as follows: contributions in more than one count or city in the Triangle region (mandatory), specific examples of commitment and leadership on regional issues that have positive impact on the region as well as local communities, active participation in, and support of, organizations across the region, innovative projects or strategies that improve the quality of life in the Triangle as a region, other indication of regional leadership.
- The awards are presented in honor of James F. Goodmon, a noted regional leader and chairman emeritus of Leadership Triangle.

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About Leadership Triangle:
Leadership Triangle is a non-profit organization established in 1992 to educate and promote regionalism across the separate communities of the Triangle. It does this through regional and leadership development classes, seminars and awards. They strive to build leadership capacity, cooperation, and networking opportunities across the public, private and civic sector, preserving local uniqueness while acting regionally to deal with issues such as traffic congestion, water quality, housing affordability, open space, school funding, economic and social equity. Since 1992 Leadership Triangle has brought together emerging leaders from all corners of the Triangle, building bridges across Wake, Chatham, Durham and Orange communities and across business, government, nonprofit, academic, and grassroots leadership. They connect current and emerging community leaders, honoring differences, yet finding common ground on which to address regional issues and also reflect the population of the Triangle in our participants, volunteers, and outreach, and bring an inclusive practice to leadership development. For more information, visit

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