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Leadership Triangle Hosts the 8th Annual Goodmon Awards Gala Presented by Carolina Hurricanes and Compuware

Durham, NC, March 24, 2010 --( Winkie La Force, executive director of Leadership Triangle (, has announced that the 2010 Goodmon Awards Gala presented by Carolina Hurricanes and Compuware will take place on Monday, April 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The annual awards are in their 8th year. The gala will feature music by Wade Smith and the Southern String Band, a silent and live auction, a sampling of Triangle Talent and the awards presentation. The Goodmon Awards were established by Leadership Triangle in honor of James F. Goodmon, to recognize leaders and organizations in the community who exhibit outstanding regional leadership and commitment. Registration for the event is available online at

“In the past year, we have seen some truly outstanding efforts to improve the Triangle,” said La Force. “This year’s Goodmon Awards will recognize many dedicated individuals and groups, who have risen to the occasion to address local and regional issues.”

- Registration for the event is open to the public. Tickets are $85. For members of the Leadership Triangle Alumni Association, tickets are $65. Corporate Packages are available by calling (919) 433-1577.

- Silent auction items include a round of golf with Senior Golf Player Bobby Clampett at TPC course in Wakefield, a tour of the WRAL news studio, dinner at Revolution and tickets to the Color Purple at the Durham Performing Arts Center, a home concert by a mystery Triangle vocalist, dinner with Anson Dorrance of UNC - the most successful collegiate soccer coach nationally., an authentic Hurricanes jersey autographed by the entire team, Flipcams, and more.

- The 2010 Goodmon Awards Gala is made possible with support from the following sponsors: Quintiles, BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., AT&T, Burt’s Bees, GlaxoSmithKline, Durham Performing Arts Center, Fox 50, Progress Energy, Headway Corporate Resources, United Way of the Greater Triangle, KeySource Commercial Bank, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, The Redwoods Group Foundation, Novozymes, NC Central University, First Citizens Bank and Fleishman-Hillard International Communications.

- 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.

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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 County communities and across business, government, nonprofit, academic, and grassroots leadership. It connects current and emerging community leaders, honoring differences, yet finding common ground on which to address regional issues and also reflects the population of the Triangle in its participants, volunteers, and outreach, and brings an inclusive practice to leadership development. For more information, visit

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(919) 233-6600

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