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.