Volunteer Award Winner

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010

Oct. 20, 2005

County Honors Louise Pennington as the 2005 Barbara Varon Volunteer Award Winner

For her efforts at the Yorkville Cooperative in Fairfax Circle, Louise Pennington was honored by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors with the 2005 Barbara Varon Volunteer Award at its Oct. 17 meeting. The award was established to recognize a Fairfax County resident’s dedication to improving the community through volunteer service.

Through the years, Pennington has worked tirelessly to assist residents of her community by helping them obtain medical care, teaching them how to exercise their right to vote and escorting them on their daily errands. Pennington also has volunteered with after school activities and classes for children and adults, and helped to coordinate functions for the cooperative’s members, such as multicultural potluck dinners and an annual Mother’s Day party.

The award nominees must reside in Fairfax County, demonstrate an appreciation for the diversity of the community’s population, exhibit patriotism, show evidence of having a positive effect on the community and be known for encouraging others to do the same.

“Louise Pennington embodies these attributes,” said Office of Equity Programs Director William Spencer. “She has been instrumental in finding resolutions to difficulties encountered in the management of the Yorkville Cooperative. She has always been on the front line working with the county and the federal government to address any issues.”

The award is named in honor of the memory of Barbara Varon, former chairman of the Fairfax County Electoral Board. A selection panel appointed by the Board of Supervisors chose Pennington from among eight nominees.

For more information regarding this award, please contact William Spencer at 703-324-2207, TTY 703-222-5494, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oep/bvaronbrochure.pdf.

To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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