DURHAM, N.C. – Six Triangle-area individuals and groups received the 2007 Goodmon Awards from Leadership Triangle for their efforts to demonstrate regional thinking and leadership.
The awards are named for Jim Goodmon, president and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company and board chair for Leadership Triangle and for the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, which publishes the Philanthropy Journal.
Dani Martinez-Moore, coordinator of the Network of Immigrant Advocates at the N.C. Justice Center, was honored for her efforts to make the Triangle a more tolerant and accepting community.
Tim Tyson, author of the book “Blood Done Sign My Name,” received the award for his work in generating dialogue about the intersection of slavery, religion and race.
The late Joe Herzenberg, the first openly gay elected official in North Carolina and a former Chapel Hill Town Council member, was honored for his commitment to justice and community service.
The partnership of Kids Voting NC/Wake County and Kids Voting Durham/Durham Cooperative Extension was lauded for its collaborative effort to bolster future voters.
Action for Children North Carolina received the organizational award for its efforts to promote laws and policies that strengthen the state’s children.
And North Carolina Prevention Partners received the People’s Choice Award for its leadership in preventive health care, primarily by working to encourage healthy and active lifestyles.