Celebrate Fairfax contributes to many award programs throughout Fairfax County. Salute to Lord and Lady Fairfax and the Juneteenth Resiliency Awards below are a few of the initiatives worked on in the past few years.
Salute to Lord and Lady Fairfax
The tradition of honoring Lord and Lady Fairfax began in 1984 as a way to recognize the outstanding citizens of Fairfax County.
Each year, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors selects two individuals from each district who have demonstrated exceptional volunteer service, heroism, or other special accomplishments to receive the award.
The 2022 Salute to Lord and Lady Fairfax was held on October 18th at the Fairfax County Government Center.
View the event photos here, and watch the full ceremony below.
At-Large: Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay
Ms. Nelfred Tilly Blandind
Mr. Robert Pizzano, Jr.
Braddock: Supervisor James R. Walkinshaw
Ms. Diane Hoffman
Mr. Jim Hickey
Dranesville: Supervisor John W. Foust
Ms. Lisa Merkel
Mr. Steven Bloom
Hunter Mill: Supervisor Walter L. Alcorn
Ms. Raba Letteri
Mr. Kurt Rose
Franconia: Supervisor Rodney L. Lusk
Ms. Juana Cruz
Mr. Edward D. Joseph
Mason: Supervisor Penelope A. Gross
Chief Judge Penny Azcarate
Mr. Eduardo “Eddy” Azcarate
Mount Vernon: Supervisor Daniel G. Storck
Ms. Maria Severa Pangelinan
Mr. Jeff Gauger
Providence: Supervisor Dalia A. Palchik
Ms. Robbie Snow
Mr. Rafael L. Martin
Springfield: Supervisor Pat Herrity
Ms. Sara Grey
Mr. Evan Draim
Sully: Supervisor Kathy L. Smith
Ms. Malini Puli
Mr. Sekhar Puli
Juneteenth Resiliency Awards
Celebrate Fairfax provided support to help organize and execute this event, held on June 7, 2022. Hosted by Fairfax County’s Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS), The Juneteenth Resiliency Award is about celebrating our young people in Fairfax County for facing and overcoming adversities.
The award recognizes and celebrates resiliency in youth and young adults ages 13-21 who have exhibited true perseverance (also known as grit, determination, dedication and persistence). View the 2022 award winners.
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