There are thousands of individuals and many organizations that volunteer each year in local parks and support the many programs and initiatives of the Fairfax County Park Authority. In fact, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to operate our park system without volunteers. Making sure that their service is recognized is very important.
Each year we honor our outstanding volunteers at the Elly Doyle Awards Ceremony. This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, we hosted the ceremony virtually. If you missed the live event, you can check out a video of the full ceremony below. Be sure to check out the ceremony's program below the video or download a PDF copy by clicking here.
Congratulations again to all of our very deserving honorees! Thank you for your volunteer service!
The Elly Doyle Park Service Awards were established in 1988 and recognize Ellamae Doyle's many years of service and accomplishments as a member and chairman of the Park Authority Board. The County's park system expanded and thrived during her tenure with the addition of significant open space, construction of new recreational facilities and a commitment to preservation of natural and cultural resources in Fairfax County.
The Harold L. Strickland Partnership and Collaboration Award honors the retired Park Board member’s long service and significant contributions to the Park Authority. This award recognizes teamwork and cooperation necessary to provide state-of-the-art facilities in our Fairfax County Parks.
The Mayo Stuntz Cultural Stewardship Award honors historian, volunteer and acclaimed author Mayo S. Stuntz, and recognizes contributions to our cultural preservation efforts.
The Sally Ormsby Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes Sally B. Ormsby’s many years of service as a citizen steward and honors others who help preserve and educate about local natural resources and the importance of the environment.
For more information contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or via Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.
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