Northern Community Mediation held its annual Appreciation Gala from 5:00pm to 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 21 in the Resort Room of Stafford’s Perry Hotel. At this event, the annual awards for 2018 were presented: Advocate of the Year, Veteran Mediator of the Year, Rookie Mediator of the Year, and the prestigious Leah Award.
The Advocate of the Year Award recognizes an individual or organization that is a voice in promoting mediation. The Veteran Mediator of the Yea is presented to an individual who not only has excellent mediation skills but also goes out of his/her way to be available for mediation. The Rookie Mediator of the Year possesses the same attributes as the Veteran Mediator of the Year with one exception. This award goes to a mediator who has been mediating for NCM less than two years.
The Leah Award is one that is not necessarily given annually. It is reserved for an individual who has advocated for mediation over the years, has been supportive of NCM, and has promoted mediation creatively.
The 2018 recipients were as follows:
Veteran Mediator of the Year – Amy Stikovich
Rookie Mediator of the Year – Bill Malow
Advocate of the Year – Brian Kasiborski
Leah Award – Steve Tresidder