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Lorton's Shep Crow Named Community Champion for the Mount Vernon District

Ask him to do something and he gets it done.

Lorton's Shep Crow was honored with a Community Champion award at the 21st Anniversary Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards on Thursday. The Awards were held at the Waterford at Springfield.

"I do appreciate it and the fact that Supervisor Hyland recognized me," said Crow. "I'm still going to keep on pushing."

Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland nominated Crow for the award. 

"He's a premier volunteer. I know few people in our community who are as dedicated as Shep," he said. "He looks around and sees what needs to be done and then turns around and does it. He's the best."

  • Read about Crow's efforts with Lorton's new 'Welcome' sign 

Crow's volunteer efforts over the years include founding the South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce in 2008 and repairing Lorton's clock tower.  

Fairfax County's Community Champions: 

Stuart Rakoff, Hunter Mill District

Cherilyn Murphy, Springfield District

Stella Koch, At Large

Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Providence District

Amy Gould, Braddock District

Suzette Kern, Lee District

Bill Sudow, Dranesville District

Yom Chu Kim, Sully District

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Ken and Camille Mittelholtz, Mason District

About Volunteer Fairfax and the Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards

Established in 1993, the Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards serve as a community-wide celebration of volunteerism. The Awards honors individuals, groups, and organizations, which have given outstanding volunteer service through a broad range of activities and programs.

For almost 40 years, Volunteer Fairfax has brought together families, neighbors, and colleagues to improve the Washington Capital Region. We strengthen nonprofits, connect volunteers and support the causes important to you. Volunteer Fairfax is supported by the following sponsors: Exxon Mobil Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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