Awards

A History of Honoring Special Achievement


Tower of Dulles Award


Given for meritorious service providing for the betterment of Washington Dulles International Airport and the Dulles Economic Corridor. The award, presented at the Annual Gala, is the highest recognition offered by the Committee for Dulles.


Recipients
2018 – United Airlines
2017 – Chris Browne
2016 – Hon. Terry McAuliffe
2015 – Patty Nicoson
2014 – Leo J. Schefer
2013 – Hon. William J. Howell
2011 – Hon. Sharon Bulova and
2011 – Hon. Scott York
2010 – Hon. Ken Plum
2009 – Hon. Tim Kaine
2008 – James E. Bennett
2007 – Hon. Thomas Davis Rust
2006 – Hon. Frank Wolf & Air France     
2005 – Hon. Mark R. Warner
2005 – Glenn F. Tilton
2004 – Rt. 28 Improvement Team     
2003 – Jack Dailey
2002 – Keith Meurlin
2001 – Steven F. Udvar-Hazy
2000 – David T. Ralston, Jr.
1999 – Bob Daniels
1998 – Kerry Skeen
1997 – Hon. John Warner
1996 – Eero Saarinen
1995 – Hon. Federico Pena and
1995 – Douglas Young
1994 – Maggie Bryant
1993 – Martin Harwit
1991 – Carrington Williams
1990 – US Customs Service
1989 – Dulles Control Tower
1988 – Hon. Charles Waddell
1986 – Jim Wilding and
1986 – Hon. Linwood Holton
1984 – Hon. Charles Robb
1983 – Hon. Elizabeth Dole
1982 – Hon. Frank R. Wolf
1980 – John Dalton
1979 – Hon. Jack Herrity
1977 – Adelard L. Brault
1976 – Hon. Mills E. Godwin, Jr

David A. Edwards Community Service Award

Dave Edwards was a long-time member of the Committee, a former president (1990-1991), and chairman of our Economic Development/ Transportation subcommittee. In addition to his work with the Committee, he was a tireless citizen advocate who served in scores of roles in his community throughout his 44 years as a resident of Reston. This award was initiated in 2011 and presented to the individual who most closely lives up to Dave Edwards’ example.

Recipients

  • 2018 - Jeff Fairfield 
  • 2017- Rich McCary
  • 2016 – Carol Welti
  • 2014 – Georgia Graves
  • 2013 – Leo Titus
  • 2012 – Hon. Dave Kirby
  • 2011 – Patty Nicoson

Hal Launders Award

Given to the member or members who make the most significant contribution toward the achievement of the Committee’s goals. This award is named for a founding member and past president of the Committee for Dulles.

Recipients
2018 - Leo Titus, ECS Mid Atlantic
2017 – Robert Grant, Signature Flight Support                    
2016 – Georgia Graves
2016 – Michael Session
2015 – GAM Graphics and Marketing
2014 – Sam Carnaggio
2013 – Annette Gutsmiedl
2013 – John Hovis
2012 – Rich McCary
2011 – Anita Grazer
2010 – Dennis Drinkard
2011 – Anita Grazer
2010 – Dennis Drinkard
2009 – Tyiesha Thaxton
2008 – Joe Anderson
2007 – Carol Welti
2006 – Lori Davis & Mike Postupak
2005 – John Senter
2004 – Mary Gayle Holden
2003 – Laurie Penland
2002 – John M. Harris
2001 – Georgia B. Graves
2000 – Edward C. Zigo, III and Mary D. Waters
1999 – Eddie Byrne
1998 – Jeffrey Fairfield, Esquire
1997 – Gladys Cosimano
1996 – William Klene
1995 – David Edwards
1994 – Fran Lattin
1993 – Bart Barbee
1992 – Paul Reiber
1991 – Leslie Tuck