Vernon received one of four Community Visioning Awards given at the Distinguished Leadership Awards Banquet. Community Visioning Awards recognize those "who have adopted the heart of GDMLI's vision by Connecting, Inspiring, Challenging and/or Developing community leaders." Vernon received the "Challenging" award and was joined by Y Board Member and Blank Children's Hospital President/COO David Stark, who received the "Inspiring" award.
Congratulations to both Vernon and David.
Below is the full list of the 2012 Distinguished Leadership Award Recipients:
A. Arthur Davis Community Leadership Award:David Maxwell, Drake University
Distinguished Business Leadership Award: Joyce Chapman, West Bank (retired)
Distinguished GDMLI Alumni Volunteer Award: Jackie Matt, Wesley Life
Community Visioning Award - Connecting: Joe Gonzalez, Des Moines Police Department
Community Visioning Award - Inspiring: David Stark, Blank Children's Hospital
Community Visioning Award - Challenging: Vernon Delpesce, YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Community Visioning Award - Developing: Kim Butler, The PrivateBank