The 33rd Annual Mayor’s Volunteer Appreciation Night was held Sunday, April 23 at the Herndon Community Center. 430 volunteers were honored for their service to the Town of Herndon from 35 different service organization and groups each of whom dedicated more than 100 hours of his/her time and talent toward enhancing the quality of life in Herndon.

The Distinguished Volunteer is the highest level of recognition awarded in the town, presented to those individuals who have demonstrated exemplary levels of service over several years or in projects which required significant levels of leadership, service and effort. The 2017 Distinguished Service Award winners were: 

Vickie Herman, who volunteers at Friday Night Live, chairs the Arts committee and the annual Tea, and serves as Recording Secretary for the Herndon Fortnightly Club, donates her electrical and painting skills through Herndon United Methodist Church to help refurbish homes for seniors in the Herndon-Reston area, and volunteers at the Artemis House for Victims of Domestic Violence;

Guy Masters, a Distinguished Awards recipient in 2005 and again in 2017 for over 40 years of volunteer service to the Herndon Police Citizens’ Support Team, serving 29 years as either president or vice president, and assisting the towns of both Purcellville and Leesburg in the creation of their police volunteer support teams; and,

Betty Eidemiller, who has served as President, Vice President, Treasurer, and currently Recording Secretary for LINK, and for the past fifteen years led the holiday food program for the Herndon-Reston community, collecting food and coordinating the distribution of meals for over 350 families, recently introduced a new partnership between LINK and volunteer families to provide groceries on a bi-monthly basis for others in need, and she volunteers regularly with her church, Trinity Presbyterian

The Mayor’s Volunteer Appreciation Night is held annually in conjunction with National Volunteer Week, which has been celebrated for 43 years and is sponsored nationwide by the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network.
The 34th Mayor’s Volunteer Appreciation night is scheduled for April 15, 2018.

List of Previous Award Winners

Applications are also available in PDF:

Outstanding Volunteer

Distinguished Service 

Distinguished Corporate Service




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