Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-8700
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

Elly Doyle Awards

 

Park Authority Board Seeks Park Service Awards Nominations

There are thousands of individuals and many organizations which 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.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Elly Doyle Park Service Awards and will close on Friday, June 19, 2020. Nominate exceptional volunteers for an Elly Doyle Park Service Award, Harold L. Strickland Partnership and Collaboration Award, Mayo Stuntz Cultural Stewardship Award or Sally Ormsby Environmental Stewardship Award. Award recipients will be honored in fall 2020.

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.  

Anyone may submit an application to nominate a volunteer for one of these awards. The awards are open to those who have made outstanding service contributions over the past year. A service contribution is the giving of time or expertise to the Fairfax County Park Authority for the advancement of recreational and/or educational opportunities or the protection of natural, cultural or historic resources in Fairfax County. An individual or organization may receive only one Elly Doyle Award. Recipients will be honored in the fall.

2020 Nomination Form View Past Award Winners

For more information or to request the nomination applications in alternative formats, contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or via Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Check out the links below for a look at our 2019 Elly Doyle Park Service Awards event held on November 22, 2019, honoring the individuals and organizations who give to Fairfax parks.  

2019 Awardees

Chairman’s Choice Award

  • Linda Q. Smyth
  • Sharon Bulova
  • John C. Cook
  • Catherine M. Hudgins

Harold L. Strickland Award

  • The Earth Sangha

Mayo Stuntz Cultural Stewardship Award

  • Marjorie and Robert Lundegard
  • Pat Zalubski

Sally Ormsby Environmental Stewardship Award

  • John Foong

Eakin Philanthropy Award

  • Eakin Properties and The Eakin Park Family Trust
  • The Lazar Family Fund
  • Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park

2019 Outstanding Volunteer Awards

Elly Doyle Park Service Awards

Youth Recipients

  • Falls Church High School Office of Career & Transition Services
  • Isabel Richardson

Special Recognition

  • Richard Eilers
  • Tom Harkin
  • Stephen Johnson, Sr.
  • Traci Manuel
  • National Charity League Virginia Bluebells
  • The Laurel Hill Park Volunteer Team

Elly Doyle Park Service Awards

  • Connie Cordovilla
  • Shauna Shapiro
  • Reston Farmers Market Managers

Click here for nomination forms for the 2020 Elly Doyle Park Service Awards. All nominations are due by Friday, June 19, 2020. For more information or for alternative formats of the applications, contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or via Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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