RESTON, VA — Leadership Fairfax, Inc. (LFI) honored Leila Gordon, Executive Director of Reston Community Center as the recipient of the 2015 Northern Virginia Regional Leadership Award. The award, presented Thursday, December 3 at LFI’s annual Northern Virginia Leadership Awards luncheon at the Waterford Fair Oaks, recognized Gordon’s dedication and leadership in the Northern Virginia community.
Leadership Fairfax highlighted Gordon’s significant career-long service to Reston and her unique and innovative leadership that focuses on enhancing the quality of life for everyone. Her recent notable accomplishments include her role as Chair of the Fairfax County Master Arts Plan Task Force. The Task Force will provide Fairfax County with a plan that guides development of cultural facilities and public art across the County’s many different communities. The Task Force envisions the results will reflect the County’s diversity, consider existing facilities, and respond to future growth.
“Thank you all so much for this extraordinary honor and for the inspiration and joy of working with you,” Gordon said. “Leadership Fairfax helps make all of our communities places where everyone – regardless of their identity, religion, roots or circumstances – can dream big. I am humbled and touched to be recognized by this remarkable group of leaders.”
Leila Gordon has been leading RCC since April 2008. She is active in a variety of civic and cultural organizations including the Arts Council of Fairfax County, Initiative for Public Art – Reston, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston Historic Trust, Cornerstones and Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce among others. Mrs. Gordon is a graduate of Virginia Tech University and earned her Master’s Degree from Florida State University. She is married to Robert Gordon and they have three children and three grandchildren.
About Leadership Fairfax Inc. (LFI)
The Northern Virginia Leadership Awards showcase individual or organizational excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of work and inspiration of others. LFI prepares leaders to assume the roles of responsibility and influence that will take Fairfax County productively into the future. Leadership Fairfax connects diverse leaders to one another and to community engagement opportunities, across sectors and experience. We increase leaders’ knowledge and perspectives on key local and regional issues, provide an environment for challenging and strategic conversations, and inspire collaboration, inclusion and selfless service to our region.
About Reston Community Center
Each year RCC offers more than 2,000 positive, self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment, fitness and life-long learning. We also create and sustain community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.
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Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For further information, contact Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500, TTY 711, or visit the website at www.restoncommunitycenter.com. Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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