Braddock District's Lord and Lady Fairfax
The tradition of honoring the Lords and Ladies Fairfax began in 1984 as a way to recognize the accomplishments of the outstanding citizens of Fairfax County. Each member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors selects two people from his or her district who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service, heroism, or other special accomplishments to receive the award. This year, Supervisor Cook has selected Nell Hurley and George Klein, two highly involved citizens in the Braddock District.
Our Lady Fairfax, Retired Navy Captain Nell Hurley, has lived with her family here in the Braddock District for twenty years. She has been very involved in school responsibilities, ranging from elementary school Volunteer Coordinator, to appointee to the Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee, to Vice President of the Fairfax County Council of PTAs. Nell was a founder of RENEW, the coalition to renovate Woodson High School, from which her four daughters graduated and where she served as President of the PTSA/PTSO. Her many other community activities have included managing Girl Scout Cookie efforts for 36 troops, Uniform and Fields Director for Braddock Road Youth Soccer, and Secretary of the Fairfax Genealogical Society. Nell earned a Master’s Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning at the West Falls Church campus of the University of Virginia, a degree she has put into good use as the Braddock District Planning Commissioner, a position she has held since 2012.
George Klein, our Lord Fairfax, was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He earned a BS with Regular Army commissioning in 1964, and in 1965, married Linda Chase of Olean, New York. He has served the U.S. Army in Europe, Korea, several US locations, and ultimately the Pentagon. George earned an
MA/HRM before leaving active duty in 1977, when he and Linda made their permanent home in the Braddock District. Completion of his military career as a reservist was paralleled by a business career working with firms managing IT contracts for numerous Government Agencies. Since his retirement in 2007 as a Senior VP aiming to do more community service, he has since served as a Civic Association Vice President, President, and currently as the Vice Chair of the Braddock District Council (BDC). He takes special pride in highlighting the accomplishments of others and is very involved in the annual Best of Braddock Awards. George’s son Jeff and his family live in Reston. George’s daughter Jennifer and her family live in Ellicott City.
Former Braddock District Lords & Ladies Fairfax:
2015 - Donna Goldbranson & Dr. Richard Chobot
2014 - Monica Jackson & Anthony Vellucci
2013 - Catie Morales & Mark H. O'Meara
2012 - Tessie Wilson & Doug Brammer
2011 - Dr. Charles W. Dane & Dorothy Dane
2010 - Shirley DiBartolo & Sam DiBartrolo
2009 - Pamela K. Barrett & Thomas Frenzinger
2008 - Tena Bluhm & Bruce Wallachy