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Park Authority Seeks Elly Doyle Park Service Award 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.  To that end, nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Elly Doyle Park Service Awards.

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.

Anyone may submit an application.  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. Groups and individuals are eligible. An individual or organization may only receive one Elly Doyle Award. Recipients will be honored at a reception and ceremonies in November.

Nominations are now open and will close on Friday, June 16, 2017. Award applications are available online.  A list of past award recipients is also available. For more information contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or via Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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