Compass CEO in Lake Worth up for an award….what is it?

LAKE WORTH — Compass Community Center CEO Tony Plakas has been nominated for the Harvey Milk Foundation’s Diversity Honors Award.

The ceremony is scheduled for May 6 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Fort Lauderdale.

Milk was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when in 1977 he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Plakas left Washington, D.C. in 1997, where he worked as a Reference Specialist for the Centers for Disease Control’s National AIDS Clearinghouse, to join Compass’ fight against HIV transmission in South Florida. As Compass’ HIV Prevention Director, Plakas represented Palm Beach County and Florida as the Chair of the HIV/AIDS Community Planning Partnership and as a member of the HIV/AIDS Florida Community Planning Group.

In 1999, Tony was named Executive Director of Compass Community Center. Under Tony’s leadership Compass has grown into one of the largest and LGBT Centers of its kind in the nation. Funded by a growing number of federal, state and local government partnerships, contributions from generous individuals, and support from private foundations, Compass provides HIV Services, Youth programming, and community outreach services for nearly 30,000 people annually.

For tickets and to RSVP, click here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s