The board of the Auckland Pride Festival are seeking new members for the upcoming 2017 Auckland Pride Festival and beyond.
The Board would like to express its gratitude to retiring members Phylesha Brown-Acton and Shirley Allan. Phylesha has decided to step down from the Board after two festivals to pursue other community interests including the launch of a new support service while Shirley has personal reasons.
Phylesha joined the Board in August 2014 and has given no shortage of enthusiasm and energy to Pride during her two years. Shirley joined in July 2015 and brought to the Board her endless care for the community and a huge understanding of major event production. Shirley will be remaining on board as a consultant member of Pride.
Co-chair Kirsten Sibbit says “We are extremely sad to lose Phylesha and Shirley from the Board. Both have contributed a great deal to the development of the Festival and to ensuring that Pride enhances the wellbeing of the communities that it supports. Phylesha was a hugely valuable voice to have around the Board table and we’ll miss her presence and perspective. Shirley brought a great energy with her and had such a strong ability to engage with our communities.”
The board is seeking interest for a number of volunteer opportunities which will help to shape the 2017 festival: Board members; sub-committee members and Board assistants.
To be considered for any of these roles, please apply by emailing [email protected] with a cover letter setting out why you would like to be involved and short CV by no later than 29th July, 2016.