The National Trust for the Cayman Islands held its annual general meeting last Wednesday, September 18, where members of the Trust cast their vote for the 2019/20 Council.
This year, there were 15 nominees running for nine General Council positions. Nadia Hardie, Executive Director of the Trust, highlighted the high calibre of nominees, which made for a tough decision at voting time. “I wish we could have elected all of the nominees as each had outstanding credentials and showed a real passion for protecting the Cayman Islands.”
The incoming Trust Council are: Peter Davey and Neil Sherlock, who will return for a period of two years as Vice Chair and Treasurer, respectively; General Members Olson Anderson, Joannah Bodden Small, Patricia Bradley, Melanie Carmichael, Darvin Ebanks, Catherine Frazier, Lisa-Ann Hurlston-McKenzie, Hannah Reid and Debra Vascik; and elected District Committee Chairs Betty Bua (Little Cayman), Alice Mae Coe (West Bay), Suzan Merren (George Town), Chris Randall (Cayman Brac) and Robert Wood (Bodden Town).
At the meeting, Trust Chairman Andrew Gibb tendered his resignation from the Council due to the public controversy surrounding his involvement with the proposed Beach Bay resort development.
The new council is scheduled to meet for the first time in early October, at which point the Chairman’s resignation will be discussed.
To learn more about the 2019/20 Trust Council members, visit nationaltrust.org.ky.