Leadership Triangle honors leaders

Leadership Triangle presented its annual Goodmon awards to two individuals and two groups at a ceremony in Durham on Dec. 8.

Leadership Triangle, a Durham-based leadership-development program for Triangle-area professionals, presents the awards annually to honor people and groups that demonstrate outstanding regional leadership.

Father David McBriar, a Franciscan friar with the Order of Friars Minor, Holy Name Province, in Raleigh, received the award for providing critical community support, including encouraging interfaith dialogue, creating community coalitions to improve housing, education and jobs, and supporting transitional housing for the homeless.

Bill Strom, mayor pro tem of Chapel Hill and member of the town council, was honored for his work in encouraging cooperation between regions, efforts that include improving transit service across the Triangle, preserving 100 area acres as parkland and supporting affordable housing initiatives.

The Child Care Services Association was recognized for its three decades of service to Triangle children and families, for whom it provided almost 4,700 referrals to quality, affordable child care providers last year.

The Interfaith Food Shuttle received the Goodmon award for its work in collecting food from across the Triangle to feed the hungry.

In 2004, the group distributed more than 4.2 million pounds of food to more than 200 nonprofit groups and individuals.

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