The newly appointed co-chairs of Auckland Pride Festival say that they are fully committed to creating a dynamic, fresh and innovative festival which reflects the aspirations of the LGBTIQ community in New Zealand.
Board member Vinnie Sykes said the Board now has a range of skills.
“Now that we have a full complement of Board Members with an exceptional range of skill sets and experience, Pride can continue to move forward and build on the past success of the Festival,” said Sykes.
“Over the next few months we will hold a series of community meetings and we will be calling for expressions of interest to deliver key Pride Festival events.”
The new look Board which consists of Vinnie Sykes, Kirsten Sibbit, Shirley Allan as Secretary and Julie Swift as Treasurer had its first meeting in July for the AGM where a commitment was made to a continued focus on:
- Improving governance and code of conduct
- Securing additional major commercial partnerships
- Increased engagement with the LGBTIQ Community, Stakeholders and Consultant Members
- A review the Rules/Constitution to include Treaty of Waitangi obligations
- Incorporating a Human Rights focus in the Festival
- Obtaining Charitable Status
- Trademarking the Auckland Pride Festival brand
The Auckland Pride Festival Board will also appoint new consultant members who may advise the board to achieve Pride objectives.
They are now calling for expressions of interest from members of the public who feel they have relevant skills and advice to offer the Board.
Last Updated on Jul 30, 2015