Sheriff Stacey A. Kincaid Honored by Masons as Community Builder
April 15, 2014
The Masonic Sharon Lodge in McLean, Virginia, presented a Community Builders Award to Sheriff Stacey A. Kincaid at its April meeting. The award recognizes non-Masons for their achievements in making local communities better places for all people to live, work and play. Kincaid is the first recipient of the award in 20 years.
Joe Blue III, the "Worshipful Master" of the Masonic Sharon Lodge, has known Kincaid since their days at Langley High School in the 1980's. "I remember when she applied to the Sheriff’s Office but before she was offered the job, I said to her, 'Who knows, you might be the first woman sheriff.' And she said, 'Maybe I will.'"
Kincaid told the assembled group of Masons that she goes out in the community to raise awareness about the Sheriff's Office and always looks for partnership opportunities.
"I have the safest neighborhood in the county," she said. "We run a very tight ship, both in the jail and in the Courthouse, with respect to security. We don't have riots; we don't have escapes; we don't have active shooters. But because we are quiet, most people don't know who we are."
The Sheriff's Office provides many services to the community, including child safety seat inspections; child ID cards with fingerprints; and Project Lifesaver, a program that assists families and caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, Alzheimer's disease and related conditions and disabilities.
Masonry is a fraternal organization open to men who are at least 18 years old and believe in a supreme being. The Masons support hospitals, scholarships and charitable causes.
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