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Facilitation excellence wins award

Smiles all around for the winners of facilitation awards.

AWARD WINNERS: The IAF Facilitation Impact Awards are the most prestigious awards in the world for demonstrations of facilitation excellence. The District Council is one of only two recipients from Australasia to receive the international award and the only New Zealand winner out of 20 awards given worldwide. International Association of Facilitators’ (IAF) Oceania director, Nick Housego (second from left) presented a Gold Facilitation Impact Award to Gisborne District Council and to Sheryl Smail, Pivotal (left) in December. In October, the council and facilitator Sheryl Smail of Pivotal were announced as winners for their extraordinary community involvement in developing the Wainui Beach Erosion Management Strategy (WBMS). Councillor Brian Wilson is in the centre with environmental and regulatory group manager Kevin Strongman next and Mayor Meng Foon. Picture supplied