The Ron Danks Leadership Award
As a tribute to his dedication to the Golden Horseshoe Chapter, an award in his honour was created: “The Ron Danks Leadership Award”. This is the first year that this award was presented to two - yes, two - very deserving individuals for their commitment and dedication to their condominium, Halton Standard Condominium Corporation 627.
It was an honor to present this inaugural award to Debra Curran and Carolyn Simpson.
(Left to right - Kim Coulter, Cion|Coulter (Nominator), Debra Curran, Carolyn Simpson and Nathan Helder, President, Golden Horseshoe Chapter)
On August 7th 2012, one of the true pioneers of condominium law in Ontario and the unwavering spirit of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter passed away. Notwithstanding being an Ontario-based lawyer, Ron Danks’ influence, guidance and expertise were national in scope. Ron had been a member of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter of CCI for close to 30 years; 13 years as chapter President and eight years as Vice President, and still on the chapter board at the time of his death. His service on the CCI National Board of Directors and its various committees, though slightly of fewer years, was with the same passion, skill and understanding that were hallmarks of his approach to condominium matters. Regardless of an issue being of a development, legal, governance, dispute resolution or even a technical matter, Ron had an innate ability to grasp the concern, ask the right questions, and provide a clear direction on how to proceed or solve the problem.
In short, Ron was a leader. When not working with condominium professionals such as property managers, other lawyers, accountants or engineers, Ron loved the interaction he had with condominium board members. It seems fitting then, that the Golden Horseshoe Chapter recognizes its true condominium board member leaders; those individuals that have gone that extra mile time and time again to help their condominium community. It’s more than simply being a good board member. A candidate must be shown to have had vision and an innate understanding of the condominium dynamic that has created and fostered a sense of community in their corporation.
If your condominium corporation is a current GHC member and you know of a current or past board member that exemplifies the spirit of what leadership means, email outlining why the candidate is worthy of this recognition. Your submission should be of sufficient detail for the judging panel to want to know more. Simply being a long time board member is not sufficient. What has your candidate done to make a difference?
Of the submissions judged to be applicable, a short list will be developed which would require the person(s) who have nominated an individual, to attend a short interview. From there, the selection committee made up of GHC board members will choose a candidate for the Ron Danks Leadership Award. The award will be presented at the chapter’s Annual General Meeting being held in September.
This honour will not necessarily be presented every year. It must be a special individual that invokes the meaning of the word Leadership.
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS APRIL 30
Email your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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To learn about how Ron made a difference, click here.