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

  • 2016 – Hon. Terry McAuliffe
  • 2015 – Patty Nicoon
  • 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
  • 1976 – Adelard L. Brault
  • 1977 – 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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