Lord and Lady Fairfax 2014
Anthony Vellucci & Monica Jackson Named 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.
Anthony Vellucci is the Braddock District Representative to the Park Authority Board and has been instrumental in advancing park projects and issues for Braddock District residents, such as a new playground for Old Forge/Surrey Square.
He worked tirelessly to transform the defunct Kings West Swim Club into a neighborhood park, including organizing a community naming contest resulting in Rabbit Branch Park. For the last five years, after having been the president of the Kings Park West Civic Association, he has been the driving force behind the KPW Road Raiders - a group of neighborhood volunteers that clean up common areas ensuring community attractiveness.
He has assisted in helping Braddock Dogs to organize and execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Park Authority; and arranging for Braddock Dogs to provide refreshments at Braddock Nights to raise funds for the imminent Off Leash Dog Area at Monticello Park. Earlier this year he volunteered to take on the Presidency of the Friends of Lake Accotink Park (FLAP), guiding this 110 member organization which encompasses over 12 neighboring community and civic associations.
Monica Jackson operates Jackson Child Care; a 5- Star licensed Family Day Home for children three to 10 years.
In addition to offering affordable quality child care services, Ms. Jackson spent over 30 years helping others develop the skills they need to build successful businesses.
She recently worked with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to ensure that licensed care providers have the required knowledge and resources to offer safe and nurturing learning environments in accordance with zoning ordinance.
As past, president of the Virginia Alliance of Family Child Care Associations and current Vice Chairman of the Fairfax Child Care Advisory Council, Ms. Jackson spearheads numerous initiatives to empower local professionals to adopt the most up-to-date teaching techniques and childcare best practices. Her work at George Mason University and around the state has increased awareness of groundbreaking research, as well as funding, training, and opportunities for Virginians of all ages.
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.
Braddock Neighborhood News
This month’s show features our Braddock District Lord and Lady Fairfax honorees, Monica Jackson and Tony Vellucci. Every year, each member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors selects two individuals who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service, heroism or other special accomplishments to receive the award. Our recipients this year exemplify these qualities and I appreciated them taking time to sit down and talk.
The shows air throughout the month and can be seen Sundays at 5 pm, Wednesdays at 7 pm and Fridays at 5pm.