Alex Harned was the recipient of the Youth Leadership Award in 2015. Alex is pursuing a great community leadership pathway, and we got in touch to ask her about what receiving an award had meant to her, and what kinds of community leadership she's involved in nowadays.
What did it mean to you to receive a Victoria Leadership Award?
Winning the Youth Victoria Leadership Award 2015 was an incredible honour, as it solidified the confidence I hold in the passion and work ethic with the community of Oaklands and within the local food movement. Starting the Oaklands Sunset Market was by far my greatest life accomplishment to date, and I’m so grateful and proud to have been given the recognition by my colleagues, community, and the Victoria Leadership Award. Moreover, it demonstrated just how many amazing people there are working toward creating a community we want to foster in Victoria, and I feel lucky to be amongst them!
What are you up to now?
I am currently completing my Masters in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability in Karlskrona, Sweden.