CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon has long been known as the champion of regionalism. On Thursday, December 8, 2005, Goodmon joined with Leadership Triangle in presenting the annual awards named for him.
Established in 2003, the Goodmon awards recognize community members and organizations that epitomized the spirit of regionalism, working over a broad swath of the Triangle to improve our area and the people who live, work and play in it.
The December event doubled as a graduation ceremony for the latest Leadership Triangle class as well as awards ceremony. The noon banquet took place at American Tobacco’s Bay 7 in Durham.
Leadership Triangle believes that we must bridge our communities through ideas, economies, transportation, arts, environment & social issues.
CBC’s Andrea Osborne (center), an LT alum, pins Ronnie Duncan of Timely Text, Inc. during the graduation.
CBC had a graduate among the group. A.J. Fletcher Foundation Philanthropy Journal Director of Development Suzie Koonce became the latest CBC employee to earn the moniker of Goodmon Fellow. Koonce successfully completed the Will You Lead II Personal Leadership program with 18 other Triangle citizens.
“Good results without good planning is good luck,” said Goodmon, who spoke at the event. “Get your own plan together.” He challenged the audience of graduates, Leadership Triangle alumni and other community members.
“The Triangle will double in size in the next 10 to 12 years, so we need to work on our infrastructure. We need to work regionally,” he continued. “We need to have a sense of community. I’m working on this notion that we’re all in this together.”
Goodmon Award recipients included: