Two Employees Win Les Dorson Awards
Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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Jan. 13, 2005
Two Fairfax County Employees Win Les Dorson Awards
Kathy Ichter and Chris Wells, both with the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, won Les Dorson Awards at the Lee District Holiday Banquet on Dec. 14, 2004. The public service and citizenship awards are presented annually by the Lee District Association of Civic Organizations to members of the county staff, key county leaders and dedicated citizens who have faithfully served Fairfax County and Lee District.
The Les Dorson Awards are given in memory of the former vice chairman of the association, Les Dorson, who was an inspiration to the association for his active citizen involvement. This year’s award ceremony was the 49th and was held at the Springfield Hilton.
Kathy Ichter won the Distinguished Public Service Leadership Award. Ichter is the division chief of Transportation Planning and Operations for DOT. She has been involved in several major transportation projects, including the Springfield Interchange and the reconstruction of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Ichter has also been involved with the plans for widening Richmond Highway and the soon-to-be-open Van Dorn Street extension as well as the new REX express bus service in the Route One Corridor.
Chris Wells won the Distinguished Public Service Professional Award. As the pedestrian program manager for DOT, he has made substantial improvements in pedestrian safety. He organized and conducted pedestrian safety awareness campaigns, media events, intersection and bus stop construction improvements, and the creation of the 100th “Yield to Pedestrian” sign.
The Lee District Citizenship Award was given to John Lynch who has been very active in both the Lee District Association of Civic Organizations and the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations. He served as the vice chair of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority for many years and has made contributions to revitalization along the Richmond Highway Corridor.
Preceding the presenting of awards was a presentation about the Bob Heittman Memorial Bridge. The event also included guest speakers Fairfax County Supervisor Dana Kauffman and Fairfax County Police Chief David Rohrer.
For more information, contact the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.