Reston, VA

As Town of Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel wraps up the final days of her eight-year career as town mayor, a regional organization will honor her for her efforts.

Leadership Fairfax will be honored with the trustee leadership award at a virtual wards ceremony on Dec. 18 at 9 a.m for the Northern Virginia Leadership Awards (NVLA).

The awards are given annually to talented community leaders and organizations “that have made a significant impact on Northern Virginia through volunteerism, collaboration and community engagement,” according to the organization.

This year’s awards also include the addition of a new category: COVID-19 heroes.

Here’s what Leadership Fairfax had to stay about Merkel’s career:

Lisa Merkel is completing her third and final term as the Mayor of the Town of Herndon. In that time, there has been a decisive move towards inclusiveness and revitalization–Herndon is a 4.2 square mile town with personality, purpose and a vision for the future because of her efforts, and it will continue to grow into the future because of her leadership and vision. Mayor Merkel has advocated for Herndon’s infrastructure, built the town’s social media presence, develope. programs directed at inclusivity, and established a Youth Advisory Council to inspire future generations.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.

Leadership Fairfax is a county-based leadership organization that was founded by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce in 1987.

Photo via Town of Herndon


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