RCC’s Gordon, Helios HR Earn Leadership Awards

by Karen Goff November 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm 9 Comments

Leila Gordon (R) with Reston founder Bob Simon, 2014Reston Community Center Executive Director Leila Gordon and Reston-based Helios HR are among the recipients of Leadership Fairfax’s 2015 Northern Virginia Leadership Awards.

The awards are given yearly to talented community leaders that have had a significant impact on the Northern Virginia area through volunteerism and community engagement, says Leadership Fairfax President and CEO Karen Cleveland.

Gordon will be honored with this year’s Regional Leadership Award. Helios has earned the Corporate Leadership Award.

Other 2015 honorees:

  • Trustee Leadership Award:  Dr. Charles Thomas, Jr., Project Leader, LMI
  • Nonprofit Leadership Award, Individual: Eileen Ellsworth, Community Foundation of Northern VA
  • Nonprofit Leadership Award, Organization: The Child and Family Network Centers
  • Educational Leadership Award: Jesse Kraft, Principal, Providence Elementary School

The award ceremony will take place Dec. 3, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Waterford Fair Oaks. Tickets can be purchased online at www.leadershipfairfax.org.

Photo: RCC’s Leila Gordon (right) with Reston founder Bob Simon in 2014

  • Mike M

    WHo? Wha?

    This has absolutely no meaning to me. What am I missing?

    • John Higgins

      Mike, you need to get out more. Gordon is a jewel of a community leader. And she doesn’t even live in Reston….RCC is lucky to have her, and by extension, so are we all.

      • Mike M

        Because you say so. I’ll bet 90% of the people who read this will have no idea about her or her organization.

        I will accept that she is a fine person. I simply have no idea who are she, the award, or organization. I also see no connection to me, my family, or neighbors.

        • Karen Goff

          You have never heard of Reston Community Center?

          • Mike M

            Yes. But never heard of Fairfax Leadership.

          • John Higgins

            Your point is well taken, Leadership Fairfax doesn’t get a lot of public exposure. Around for almost 20 years, it affords an opportunity for rising stars (and some already risen) to be exposed to community and regional issues and to see how public, business and non-profits can work together to address them. LF is something of a training ground for those who believe that government is not the answer to all community problems. Find their website, it’s an organization worth knowing about.

          • Mike M

            Thank you.

  • Leila Gordon is a great asset to the Community and is always giving!

  • Leila Rocks!


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