The Fairfax County Citizen of the Year Award
Purpose of the Award:
Recognize and honor those citizens whose voluntary
contributions of time and talent have resulted in major accomplishments
that have enhanced the quality of life for citizens of Fairfax County.
The Fairfax County Citizen of the Year Award is sponsored
by the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations and the
Science Applications International Corporation. Each year, a selection
committee of county-wide organizations meets to review nominations for
the Federation's "Citizen of the Year" and Citation(s) of Merit. The
winners are honored at our annual banquet, scheduled in the spring.
Eligibility for both the Citizen of the Year Award and the Citation of Merit:
- Nominee must be a current resident of Fairfax County.
- The Citizen of the Year is recognized for voluntary acts that are not related to employment.
- Elected officials and full-time County or Commonwealth
employees are ineligible for consideration if their contributions are
related to their full-time positions.
- Contributions and accomplishments must have countywide rather than local significance.
- The nominee's achievements can be either:
- General, such as multi-year community service with one or
more organizations or activities with cumulative impact over the years
of current importance or with positive implications for the future, or
- Specific, including intense efforts as the major promoter of a single program or project completed in a finite period of time.
Special Gratitude Awards:
- Although elected officials and full-time County or
Commonwealth employees are ineligible for consideration as Citizen of
the Year or Citation of Merit honorees if their contributions are
related to their full-time positions, they may be considered for Special
- Persons whose contributions of time and talent resulted
in major accomplishments that have enhanced the quality of life for
citizens of Fairfax County, who do not meet the published eligibility
standards for the Citizen of the Year consideration, may be honored by
Federation Special Gratitude Awards
- Non-residents and deceased residents who have otherwise
qualified for the Citizen of the Year Award may also be nominated for a
Special Gratitude Award.
- Please submit information about these nominees on the form below, indicating that this is an Special Gratitude Awards.
The 2013 Nomination form is available online and in RTF format.
Nominations will be accepted from 1 December 2013 to 31 January 2014.
The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens' Associations
request the pleasure of your company at the
Sixty-Third Annual Awards Banquet
2012 Fairfax County Citizen of the Year
Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity, 2012 Citizen of the Year Peter Murphy holding the Federation Cup with Board Chairman Sharon Bulova, and Charlene and Cherilyn Murphy
Citation of Merit Honorees
Federation President Tania Hossain and Rose Chu holding her Citation of Merit keepsake
Doug Payne with his wife, Citation of Merit Honoree Phyllis Payne, Federation President Tania Hossain, School Board member Sandy Evans, Laurie Lindberg and Delegate Mark Keam
Lifetime Achievement/Special Gratitude Award Honoree
Kate Hanley holding her Lifetime Achievement Award with Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Representative Gerry Connolly, Board Chairman Sharon Bulova, and Federation President Tania Hossain
Special Gratitude Award Honoree
Federation Community Association Services Committee Chair Don Hinman, Special Gratitude Awardee Kyle Talente, Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay, Bari Talente, Walter Clarke, Joyce and Vincent Talente, and Joanne and Samuel Levant
On Sunday, the seventh of April
Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner
1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia
Cocktails 5:30 p.m.
Program 6:30 p.m.
Please click here to register and pay for the Banquet
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Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) again
generously supports the Citizen of the Year event. “Encouraging the
volunteer engagement of Fairfax County citizens, including the thousands
of our employees and their families here, is a major objective of our
community relations,” said Douglas Koelemay, SAIC vice president.
The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations,
established in 1940, is the countywide voice for homeowner, civic, and
community associations. An all-volunteer organization, The Federation
works on issues that impact Fairfax County residents, including
education, transportation, the environment, human services, land use,
the county budget, and state and federal legislative issues.
PRESS CONTACT: Tania Hossain, COY Chair, FedCOY2014 @ fairfaxfederation.org, phone .