Leadership Fairfax honors community leaders

photo2018 NVLA Awardees  left to right -  Kristyn Burr, of HomeAid; Major Tyler Corey, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office; Maggie Parker, Comstock Companies; Cheryl Taylor, Custom Ink; Dr. Mary Ann Panarelli; Fairfax County Public Schools; Kerrie Wilson, Cornerstones. Photo credit: Chip McCrea

Leadership Fairfax honored six community leaders for their visionary and innovative contributions to Fairfax County and the region at the Northern Virginia Leadership Awards (NVLAs) on Friday, December 7, 2018 at a luncheon attended by representatives from government, business and nonprofits at Waterford Receptions.

Northern Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly addressed the crowd, stating “You’ve got to have passion. You’ve got to really mean it and you’ve got to exude it.”

The annual event highlights leaders who have made a significant impact in the area through a passionate commitment to community partnerships and volunteer service, furthering Leadership Fairfax’s mission to convene meaningful discussions and strategic thinkers to address community issues. The organization bestows awards in six categories. The 2018 winners are as follows.

Educational Leadership Award: Dr. Mary Ann Panarelli, Director – Intervention and Prevention Services; Fairfax County Public Schools

Nonprofit Leadership Award for An Organization: HomeAid Northern Virginia

Nonprofit Leadership Award for An Individual: Kerrie Wilson, CEO; Cornerstones

Corporate Leadership Award: Custom Ink

Regional Leadership Award: Maggie Parker, Vice President – Communications; Comstock Companies

Trustee Leadership Award: Major Tyler Corey; Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office

For more information, visit leadershipfairfax.org or call (703) 752-7555.

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