Supervisor Cook Selects Catie Morales and Mark O'Meara as Lord and Lady Fairfax
The tradition of honoring the Lords and Ladies Fairfax began in 1984 as a way to recognize the accomplishments of 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.
Catie Morales is known as the “can-do” girl in her Middleridge community where she has lived most of her life, now raising her own family there. Serving on the Community Association Board for over a decade, Catie chairs the largest “community” National Night Out fair in Fairfax County, making this flagship Middleridge event one of the most attended and envied in the County. Catie also has assisted with Robinson Secondary School’s All Night Grad Party for the past two years. She is very involved in her church, donating her time to the Youth Group, Squire & Squire Rose organizations and assisting the Knights of Columbus with many of their events. Catie also sits on the Board of the Gold Team for Long & Foster Realtors, serving over 1,700 of the company’s most successful realtors in the area. Catie prides herself in her ability to maintain a successful business, while juggling the demands of family and community. Her tireless dedication to her community and Fairfax County is second to none and Supervisor Cook is pleased to name her as Braddock’s Lady Fairfax 2013.
Mark O’Meara can be found in many different places in the Braddock District. You might have seen him fundraising for the Robinson Athletic Boosters, which he has been president of since 2006. He was an integral part of the effort to get artificial turf fields installed at Robinson Secondary School. Three times he’s been the fundraising chair for the Robinson SS All Night Grad Party. He has coached BRYC Soccer and Burke Basketball, as well as serving as a league commissioner. Mark is a member of the George Mason University Fairfax Campus Advisory Board, the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, the Kings Park West Home Owners’ Association and has participated in Supervisor Cook’s Business Council. He serves as the Secretary of the National Association of Theatre Owners and is President of their Regional Association. His businesses have helped with fundraising for a variety of causes including the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Mark’s wide smile and big heart are known throughout the Braddock District, and Supervisor Cook is happy to name him as Braddock’s Lord Fairfax 2013.
Supervisor Cook Hosts Lord and Lady fairfax on BNN
Supervisor Cook hosts a monthly television show, Braddock Neighborhood News, on Fairfax County Channel 16 which is available on most cable networks. Each month, Supervisor Cook invites topical guests on to share pertinent and informative items with the viewers.
This month’s show features the 2013 Braddock District Lord and Lady Fairfax honorees, Catie Morales and Mark O’Meara. Every year, each member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors selects two people from their district who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service, heroism or other special accomplishments to receive the award. Our recipients this year exemplify these characteristics.
The shows air throughout the month and can be seen Sundays at 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Fridays at 5:00 p.m.