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Local Arts and Culture enthusiast, Sydney Black honoured by City

Councillor Rik Logtenberg (left) and Nelson Mayor John Dooley present Sydney Black with the Sustainability Leadership Award. — Facebook photo

Local Arts and Culture enthusiast, Sydney Black, was honoured with the Sustainability Leadership Award by the City of Nelson during Monday’s council meeting.

Black, well-known for her work in the arts community, received the award from Nelson Mayor John Dooley and councillor Rik Logtenberg.

Black is the Executive Director for the Nelson and District Arts Counci as well as Artistic Director for Black Productions.

Founded in 2012, Black Productions is a Nelson BC based theatre company committed to providing the Kootenays with high quality presentations of popular works.

The Sustainability Leadership Awards program recognizes and publicly appreciates individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations that demonstrate leadership in moving Nelson towards its vision of being a prosperous and resilient community.

This program encourages development of environmentally and economically sustainable business and volunteer practices that contribute significantly to the City’s sustainability goals and objectives as outlined in the Path to 2040 Sustainability Strategy and Nelson’s Official Community Plan.