Human Rights Commission Receives Two Awards
June 30, 2009
Victor Dunbar, chairperson, Fairfax County Human Rights Commission, and Annie Carroll, director of the Human Rights Division, Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs, were presented awards by the Virginia Association for Human Rights (VAHR) at its annual conference on June 20.
Dunbar received the 2009 Commissioner of the Year Award. He is the chairperson of the Fairfax County Human Rights Commission and has served as a member for the past 18 years. In addition, Dunbar regularly volunteers his time at numerous other community functions pertaining to human rights and social justice issues.
Carroll received the 2009 Staff Person of the Year Award. Carroll has worked for the Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs for more than 27 years. She has played a key role in all aspects of the complaint process, and in conducting and managing various aspects of the work performed by the organization. She is an avid proponent of education and outreach activities for the agency.
“I would like to commend both Annie Carroll and Victor Dunbar for being honored by VAHR,” said Kenneth Saunders, executive director, Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs. “Their commitment and years of service in the area of human and civil rights make it a pleasure to work alongside them.”
The Virginia Association for Human Rights was initiated by the Prince William County Human Rights Commission in 1995. It provides a medium for exchange of ideas and information among various statutory commissions, councils and agencies on issues of importance in the field of human rights.
For more information about the awards, contact the Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs, Human Rights Division at 703-324-2953, TTY 703-324-2900.
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