Fairfax County Park Authority Presents Elly Doyle Awards Friday Night
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Fairfax County Park Authority Presents Elly Doyle Awards Friday Night

Park Authority Executive Director Kirk Kincannon holding the Gold Medal Award the agency garnered this year, making it the top park and recreation agency in the country.

Park Authority Executive Director Kirk Kincannon holding the Gold Medal Award the agency garnered this year, making it the top park and recreation agency in the country. Photo contributed

Park Authority Executive Director Kirk Kincannon praised the work of the agency’s thousands of volunteers who provided more than 180,000 hours of service in the past fiscal year, noting how important their work was and how it sustains the award-winning park system. Kincannon spoke to 300 volunteers, award winners and officials at the Waterford in Fair Oaks as part of the annual celebration. The Elly Doyle Park Services Award program encompassed all awards provided by the Fairfax County Park Authority Board recognizing volunteer service, and the Eakin Awards presented by the Fairfax County Park Foundation Board. Presenters included Supervisors John Foust and Cathy Hudgins, as well as Congressman Gerry Connolly.

Award Recipients

The 2019 awards recipients include:

Chairman’s Choice Award

Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova

Braddock District Supervisor John Cook

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine Hudgins

Providence Supervisor Lind Smyth

The Harold Strickland Partnership and Collaboration Award

The Earth Sangha founders Lisa and Chris Bright and Sophia Lynn and David Charles Frederick

The Mayo Stuntz Cultural Stewardship Award

Marjorie and Robert Lundegard

Pat Zalubski

The Sally Ormsby Environmental Stewardship Award

John Foong

Eakin Philanthropy Awards

Eakin Properties and the Eakin Family Trust

The Lazar Family Trust

Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park

2019 Outstanding Volunteers

Heidi Allen

LeMoyne Barney Barkhurst

Henrietta Hank Dahlstrom

Richard Eilers

Brian Gritte

Jeanette Hantke

Lauren Hawley

Liam Kellogg

Janice L. Kiley

Lorrie Kirst

Lina Le Faucheur

Joyce Lee

Barbara Mariner-Volpe

Laurel Ann McKenzie

Jan and Gaylan Meyer

Fiona Moriarty

Nick Nahas

Thomas Redmond

Susan Ronkianean

Nancy Spekman

Ann Stat

Ross Weatherly

Pat Zalubski

Elly Doyle Youth Award

Falls Church High School, Office of Career & Transition Services

Isabel Richardson

Special Recognition Elly Doyle Award

Richard Eilers

Tom Harkin

Stephen Johnson

Laurel Hill Park Volunteer Team

Traci Manuel

National Charity League – Virginia Bluebells

Elly Doyle Park Service Award

Connie Cordovilla

Reston Farmers Market – Market Masters John and Fran Lovaas and Keith Strange

Shauna Shapiro