Lord and Lady Fairfax

The Lord and Lady Fairfax Awards Program yearly honors two volunteer leaders from each Magisterial District. The honorees are selected for their outstanding volunteer service in their home districts or for an act of heroism. This year's Lord and Lady are introduced below, and at the bottom of this page is a list of all the honorees from Mount Vernon.

Mary Porter, Lady Fairfax 2014

Mary Porter is a nutrition educator and counselor at A Better Plate and performs advocacy, marketing and education for Real Food for Kids.  In her role with Real Food for Kids, Mary is helping to change the way our children eat by increasing the quantities of healthy food in Fairfax County Schools and supporting programs that educate students and families about making healthier lifestyle choices.  Mary and Real Food for Kids teach children about sustainable, local foods and the link between health, the environment and agriculture.  Mary is also on the Advisory Board of Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture as well as the School Health Advisory Board for Fairfax County Public Schools.

Colonel Gregory Gadson, Lord Fairfax 2014

When not fighting in all of our nation's conflicts over the last two decades, fighting alien invasions on the Silver Screen, or inspiring the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories, Colonel Gregory Gadson is the Garrison Commander of Fort Belvoir. Colonel Gadson has strengthened the relationship between Fairfax County and Fort Belvoir since he took command in June of 2012 through continued community outreach in Armed Forces Community Covenant Ceremonies, Bridge Walks, public speaking engagements, and work with our own Mount Vernon High School. Colonel Gadson's frank and open discussions with Fairfax County leaders have been critical to the county's ability to plan for and partner with the post on its expanding role in the National Capital Region. Colonel Gadson is a natural, inspirational leader whose example demonstrates that, through strength, determination, and, partnership, we can persevere in the face of tremendous adversity. He is an inspiration to all Americans. His wife, Kim, is a teacher at Mark Twain Middle School and their two children are graduates of Mount Vernon High School.


Former Mount Vernon District
Lords and Ladies Fairfax 


Lord Fairfax

Lady Fairfax

2013 Jeff Todd Becky Todd
2012 Jim Rees Diana York
2011 Dale Johnson Barbara Sullivan
2010 Linwood Gorham Glenda Booth
2009 Gil McCutcheon Christine Morin
2008 Frank Cohn Susan Fremit
2007 Marvin Miller Elizabeth I. Promen
2006 Mack Rhoades Susan Aheron Magill
2005 Tim Sargeant Louise Cleveland
2004 Joe Chudzik Harriet Piper
2003 Neal F. McBride Diane Donley
2002 Charlie Creighton Beryl A. Harman
2001 John F. "Jack" Knowles Irma A. Clifton
2000 Sy Berdux Mary Jo Tandy
1999 Earl Flanagan Queenie Cox
1998 Phil Downs Betty McManus
1997 John Byers Joyce D. Andrews
1996 Warren Cikins Henley Gibble
1995 Eugene L. Krizek Adeline R. Krizek
1994 Thomas W. Chadwick Louise L. Meade
1993 Henry B. Norton, Jr. Christa H. Hellberg-Cook
1992 Raymond W. Philipps Gertrude L. Wright
1991 Colonel David Bolte Ruth R. Freaney
1990 Arthur W. Friedberg Anne A. Andrews
1989 Colonel Robert Hardiman Virginia A. Weber
1988 Albert J. Perry Emily Myatt
1987 Joseph T. Adinaro A. Virginia Dupart
1986 Curtis Shufflebarger, Jr. Virginia Shufflebarger
1985 Brigadier General Lyon Helen Lyon
1984 Joseph Flakne Eleanor Kennedy


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