2015 ACCF Banquet
The Arlington County Civic Federation’s 99th Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony was held Friday, April 17, 2015. A copy of the program is available
here [PDF, 360 kiB].
ACCF President Michael McMenamin Congratulations to all of the award winners!
Scott McCaffrey presents the Sun Gazette Cup to ACCF President Michael McMenamin.
Joe Pelton and Michael McMenamin present an award recognizing Nancy Pallesen as the Founding Director of the Arlington Free Clinic and her 21 years of outstanding service.
Acting Arlington Police Chief Jay Farr accepts an award recognizing recently retired Arlington Chief of Police Douglas Scott who served as Chief for 12 years. Under his watch Arlington’s crime has been at an all-time low.
Recognizing Frank O’Leary for his 32 years of service to Arlington County as Treasurer and his success in reducing the tax collection tax delinquency rate to a historical low.
Recognizing Arlington County Board Member Walter Tejada. He led the way to the establishment the Office of the Public Defender, the Community Volunteers Network, and championed public recreation and physical fitness in the community.
Joe Pelton and Michael McMenamin present an award recognizing Stefanie Pryor as a rising new leader. Her efforts in Penrose, involvement in the Columbia Pike Corridor, in the Civic Federation’s leadership and other areas serve as a model for the younger leaders of tomorrow.
Recognizing former House of Delegates Member Robert Brink for his outstanding and long-term service in the Virginia House of Delegates and his leadership in addressing transportation, mass transit, education and health care needs for Northern Virginia.
Recognizing Arlington County Board Chair Mary Hynes for her two decades of service on the County and School Board. She lead in the establishment of the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission (EPAC), improvements in capital improvement planning, and the PLACE citizen involvement program.
Michael McMenamin presents the ACCF President’s Award to Peter Olivere for his assistance in the ongoing operations of the Arlington County Civic Federation. Randy Swart and Terri Prell were also recognized.
Michael McMenamin presents the ACCF President’s Award to Randy Swart for his assistance in the ongoing operations of the Arlington County Civic Federation. Terri Prell and Peter Olivere were also recognized. US Representative Don Beyer (VA-8)
Guest Speaker for the evening: The Honorable Don Beyer, United States House of Representatives. $10,000 Check for ACCF’s 9/11 Scholarship Fund
At the banquet, Retired Police Captain Kevin Reardon, Chair of the Police Officers 9/11 Fund (right) and Acting Police Chief Jay Farr (second from left) present Jim Pebley, Chair of the ACCF 911 Scholarship Committee (second from right) a copy of the contribution check.
Over the past 13 years, the Civic Federation’s 9/11 Scholarship Fund has provided grants of $1,000 a year for up to for years to seventy children of First Responders of Arlington. The Fund is in need of your support to continue as it has. Please make a donation with your check payable to ‘ACF Civic Federation 9/11 Fund’ and mail to
Civic Federation 9/11 Fund, c/o The Arlington Community Foundation, 818 North Quincy Street, Suite 103, Arlington, VA 22203. Guests at the Banquet