[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Board of Directors of Blue CAPS has elected Michael Leonard as the new Chairman of the social change organization following the resignation of Clinton Urling.
Prior to his appointment, Leonard served as the Vice – Chair. Urling tendered his resignation on March 02 with immediate effect, forcing the Board to hold a special meeting on March 3, where Leonard along with a ninth Director were appointed until the next Annual General Meeting.
A press statement from Blue CAPS noted that incorporating Director Alfonso De Armas was elected as the new Vice-Chair while Adrian Inniss was appointed as the ninth Director.
“Michael and Alfonso have played invaluable roles at the organisation since joining our ranks in 2014,” said Marissa Lowden, Secretary, Blue C.A.P.S.
“Their leadership and passion are essential assets to Blue C.A.P.S., and we’re thrilled that they’re stepping into these new leadership roles.”
“Clinton has made invaluable contributions to Blue C.A.P.S. and to the country during his tenure as Chairman of Blue C.A.P.S.,” said Alfonso De Armas, Vice-Chair. “He brought fresh ideas grounded in his vast leadership experience and his passion for youth. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Meanwhile, according to the statement, Leonard said, “I would like to thank Clinton for having the courage and foresight to form the organisation and I am grateful for the trust and confidence that has been bestowed in me by my fellow board members. I am committed to working to achieve the objectives of the organisation – to ensure the voices of young people in Guyana are heard and respected on the national level.”
The statement further noted that the organization remains committed to providing a platform for young Guyanese citizens to leverage the opportunities available for developing their own roles in helping to shape and articulate public policy and finding solutions for problems affecting their communities and country.