The Wet Tropics Management Authority congratulates project officer Alicia Haines, who was last month named as a Top 10 Leader at the inaugural IPAA Queensland Top 10 Young Leaders Awards ceremony.
Executive director, Scott Buchanan said the honour recognised Alicia’s dedication as part of the Authority’s Aboriginal Partnerships Team.
“Since commencing work with the Wet Tropics Management Authority, Alicia has dedicated herself to culturally appropriate engagement and recognition of Rainforest Aboriginal people’s aspirations,” he said.
“Through her approachable style, Alicia also ensures that Authority staff continually seek to improve their own cultural capabilities for working with Rainforest Aboriginal people," he said.
He said Alicia had led the Authority’s Rainforest Aboriginal Grants Program, granting $90,000 to Aboriginal organisations for activities such as country-based planning, language recording and cultural mapping.
“Alicia’s strong leadership in this program has led to positive outcomes for both Rainforest Aboriginal people and the management and presentation of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.”
More on the awards at http://www.ipaa.org.au/qld/
Image: L-R Executive director, Scott Buchanan; project officer, Alicia Haines; World Heritage Connections team manager, Rebecca Lagerroth