WAITEMATA LOCAL BOARD GOOD CITIZEN AWARDS
Congratulations to the many people connected to K' Road who were nominated for the Waitemata Board Good Citizen Awards 2017. The winners were announced last month, and we are delighted Rainbow Youth was a Community Group Award winner, and their Executive Board co-chair Sophie Sills won a Children and Young People Award.
Rainbow Youth is a charitable organisation dedicated to helping young queer and gender diverse people up to 28 years old as well as their wider communities. They provide unbiased information and education regarding sexuality, gender and identity, that includes creating information, advocacy and professional development for teachers and other professionals. Rainbow Youth also has a drop-in centre, peer support groups, consultation and training and youth development.
The organiser of Art Week and Splice, Deborah White, was one of three people to be awarded a well-deserved Special Award for Long Service to the Community, while Auckland City Centre Residents Group secretary Adam Parkinson won an individual award for his work in the city centre.
The awards are presented every second year to individuals and groups within the Waitemata Local Board who go above and beyond to contribute towards making Waitemata a great place to live.