The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens' Associations
requests the pleasure of your company at the
Sixty-Fifth Annual Awards Banquet
2014 Fairfax County Citizen of the Year
Citation of Merit Honorees
Special Gratitude Award Honorees
Michael "Mike" Frey
Gerald "Gerry" Hyland
Special Gratitude Award / Lifetime Achievement Honoree
Sunday, the third of May, 2015
Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner
1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia
Cocktails 5:30 p.m.
Program 6:30 p.m.
Michael O'Reilly is a lifelong resident of Fairfax County, growing up in the Baileys Crossroads area with his two sisters and four brothers. In 1978 he married his high school sweetheart Annie, and together they raised 4 great kids, Michael, David, Jeanne and Colleen. In 1980, he and Annie moved to the Town of Herndon where they continue to live. In addition to his work with the Governing Board he practices law full time, serves as the President of the Herndon Council for the Arts and also serves as Co-chair of the Herndon Committee of the Dulles Regional Chamber. Mr. O'Reilly served as Mayor of the Town of Herndon from 2004 to 2006.
Ms. Hartke invests the time and energy to really educate herself and others on matters of key significance for the community. She is a wonderful supporter of the Walker Nature Center, participating in numerous education programs including hikes, presentations and environmental film nights. She lives with her husband Paul on Lake Audubon in the Reston community of Fairfax County. Her daughter Margaret Perry and 3 grandchildren also reside in Reston.
Under Bruce's leadership, FABB also advocated for and helped create the county's first Bicycle Master Plan that was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2014. Bruce was co-author of the award-winning publication Guide for Reviewing Public Road Design and Bicycling Accommodations for Virginia Bicycling Advocates.
Bruce was named 2007 Hunter Mill District Lord Fairfax. He has served on the Hunter Mill District Land Use Committee, the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee, and the Tysons Land Use Task Force. He also served on and was chairman of the Fairfax County's Trails & Sidewalks Committee for several years. He is a past board member of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and is a current board member of Paul's Ride for Life. Bruce and his wife Kerie Hitt live in Reston.
Mr. Frey has worked tirelessly for transportation improvements in the district to improve mobility and reduce congestion. During his time in office, Route 28 was widened and interchanges were constructed at all at grade intersections within the Route 28 Tax District. He has been a big proponent of youth activities and opportunities for young children and has been a leading advocate of youth sports. As a former SYA coach, he tirelessly advocated for more youth facilities from basketball courts, to baseball fields to football, soccer and lacrosse fields. He worked closely with the two youth groups in the district, Chantilly Youth Association (CYA) and the Southwestern Youth Association (SYA).
Mr. Frey has lived in Fairfax County for the last 29 years and has been a homeowner in the London Commons Community of Centreville for the last 23 years. A 1983 George Mason University graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Government and Politics, Frey was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Men in America that same year. He is also a graduate of Leadership Fairfax, the premier leadership development program in Northern Virginia.
Mr. Hyland was born and raised in Massachusetts and attended school at the College of the Holy Cross where he received a BS in Economics in 1959. He then moved to Northern Virginia and attended Georgetown University Law Center where he received his LLB in 1962. He served more than six years of active duty in the United States Air Force and continued as a reserve officer until his retirement as a Colonel with 30 years of service. Mr. Hyland owns the private law practice, Hyland and Hyland and is a Member of the Bar in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Massachusetts. He also owns a working farm on the eastern shore of Virginia.
Ms. Agee is a visionary who exemplifies the core values of social work - promoting collective responsibility, social change, and steadfast commitment to social justice in the service of empowering individuals, families and communities to meet their needs. Her ability to successfully respond to community need through cross sector collaboration and highly effective use of diverse resources has led to the building of successful and stable lives. She has extraordinary ability to identify complex situations, changing environmental trends, and diverse resources, and bring organizations together to build innovative, comprehensive and successful programs. Ms. Agee holds a Masters in Social Work degree from University of California, Berkeley. She lives with her husband in Fairfax County, and has two grown children
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.
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