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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.

Process:

The Fairfax County Citizen of the Year Award is sponsored by the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations and other civic-minded organizations in Fairfax County. 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.

Criteria:

  • 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 Gratitude Awards.
  • 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.
 
 

The 2016 Nomination form is available online and in RTF format.
Nominations will be accepted from 1 December 2016 to 31 January 2017

 

The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens' Associations

request the pleasure of your company at the

Sixty-Sixth Annual Awards Banquet

honoring

2015 Fairfax County Citizen of the Year

Olga Hernandez
Olga Hernandez acknowledges her designation as Citizen of the Year as Sherry Zachry and Dianne Blais, LWV-FA Co-President, look on
Olga Hernandez acknowledges her designation as Citizen of the Year as Sherry Zachry and Dianne Blais, LWV-FA Co-President, look on

Citation of Merit Honorees

Doug Sanderson
Doug Sanderson receives the Citation of Merit: (from left to right) Linda S. Sullivan, president & CEO, of the Arts Council of Fairfax County; Audrey Goldstein; Douglas J. Sanderson; Scott Sanderson; and Fairfax County Dranesville District Supervisor John W. Foust
Doug Sanderson receives the Citation of Merit: (from left to right) Linda S. Sullivan, president & CEO, of the Arts Council of Fairfax County; Audrey Goldstein; Douglas J. Sanderson; Scott Sanderson; and Fairfax County Dranesville District Supervisor John W. Foust

Jim Hart
Jim Hart is congratulated on his Citation of Merit: (from the left) At-large Planning Commissioner Tim Sargeant, Planning Commission Chair, Citizen of the Year 2012 and Springfield Planning Commissioner Peter Murphy, BZA member Norman Byers, At-Large School Board member Ilryong Moon, Board of Zoning Appeals Chair John Ribble, Federation President Tim Thompson, Former At-large Planning Commissioner and Citizen of the Year 2011 Walter Alcorn, Jim Hart, At-large Planning Commissioner and Citizen of the Year 2013 Janyce Hedetniemi, Lee Planning Commissioner James Migliaccio, Dranesville District planning commissioner John Ulfelder and former Sully Planning Commissioner Ron Koch
Jim Hart is congratulated on his Citation of Merit: (from the left) At-large Planning Commissioner Tim Sargeant, Planning Commission Chair, Citizen of the Year 2012 and Springfield Planning Commissioner Peter Murphy, BZA member Norman Byers, At-Large School Board member Ilryong Moon, Board of Zoning Appeals Chair John Ribble, Federation President Tim Thompson, Former At-large Planning Commissioner and Citizen of the Year 2011 Walter Alcorn, Jim Hart, At-large Planning Commissioner and Citizen of the Year 2013 Janyce Hedetniemi, Lee Planning Commissioner James Migliaccio, Dranesville District planning commissioner John Ulfelder and former Sully Planning Commissioner Ron Koch

Phil Rosenthal
Celebrating Philip Rosenthal's Citation of Merit: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Battalion Chief Willie F. Bailey, Phil's daughter and wife, Lisa and Gloria Rosenthal, and Anthony and Maisha Rogers
Celebrating Philip Rosenthal's Citation of Merit: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Battalion Chief Willie F. Bailey, Phil's daughter and wife, Lisa and Gloria Rosenthal, and Anthony and Maisha Rogers

Shirley Ginwright
As Shirley Ginwright acknowledges her Citation of Merit, Fairfax Sheriff Stacey Kincaid, Federation President Tim Thompson, Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova and Fairfax Police Chief Edwin Roessler, Jr, stand with her on the podium
As Shirley Ginwright acknowledges her Citation of Merit, Fairfax Sheriff Stacey Kincaid, Federation President Tim Thompson, Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova and Fairfax Police Chief Edwin Roessler, Jr, stand with her on the podium

Special Gratitude Award Honoree

Sally Sibley
Sally Sibley acknowledges her Special Gratitude Award as with Federation President Tim Thompson and Debi Alexander, Director of Development, Phillips Programs for Children and Families, stand behind her
Sally Sibley acknowledges her Special Gratitude Award as with Federation President Tim Thompson and Debi Alexander, Director of Development, Phillips Programs for Children and Families, stand behind her

On Sunday, the third of April

at the

Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner

1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia

Cocktails 5:30 p.m.

Program 6:30 p.m.


More details or to RSVP

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: Jeff Parnes, COY Chair, FedCOY2017 @ fairfaxfederation.org, phone 703-424-2956.


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