Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins Receives Award


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May 7, 2008

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins Receives 2008 Phenomenal Women’s Alliance Award

Fairfax County Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins was presented with the 2008 Outstanding Phenomenal Women’s Alliance Award in Public and Community Service on April 26 by the Phenomenal Women’s Alliance (PWA).

Introduced as a “voice for the voiceless and a face for the invisible,” she was commended for her work on issues such as preventing and ending homelessness, affordable housing and advocating for underserved children and older adults.

Hudgins is currently serving her third term on the Board of Supervisors. As a member of the board, she is the chairman of the Human Services and the Housing and Community Development committees, vice chairman of the Transportation and Information Technology committees, and a member of the Economic Development Committee.

She represents the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on regional and state boards. Hudgins is the principal representative on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC), the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) Board of Directors, and former chairman and member of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB). Gov. Timothy M. Kaine appointed Hudgins to the State Board of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. Chief Justice Leroy Hassell Sr. appointed her to the Commission on Mental Health Law Reform.

Hudgins was honored by the ARC of Northern Virginia with its Community Contributory Award for her leadership and contributions to enhance the lives of individuals with mental health needs and by the Housing Association of Non-profit Developers (HAND) for her commitment to affordable housing.

The PWA, a new and rapidly growing organization with an eye on the growing need for women to enhance their leadership and networking abilities, is a national leader providing women the tools, resources and support to succeed.

For media inquiries on the award, contact the Hunter Mill District Office at, 703-478-0283, TTY 711.

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