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NOV 10. WESTIN ARLINGTON GATEWAY.

SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD CELEBRATION

HONORING THIS YEAR'S AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Spirit of Community Winners
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Judge Newman
About the William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award & Celebration Luncheon

The Honorable William T. Newman, Jr. serves as Chief Judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Virginia. A life-long Arlingtonian, he is known for his active engagement in the county. Judge Newman is the founder and president emeritus of Arlington Community Foundation.

In 1993, Arlington Community Foundation awarded the first Spirit of Community award to the late Joan Cooper. Named in honor of Judge Newman, the award was established to recognize individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a tireless and unselfish commitment to improving the quality of life in Arlington.

The annual celebration and luncheon brings together hundreds of business, civic, and philanthropic leaders, as well as Arlingtonians from all walks of life, for a celebration of community and the individuals who have made Arlington a better home for all of us.

2022 winners

2022

Portia Clark

Portia founded Nauck Village in 2012, which helps seniors age in place with support and services; and has been a community organizer and advocate, especially for youth, for the last three decades.

Mark Riley

Mark oversees the Arlington Turkey Trot, which benefits local safety net organizations. For the Arlington Turkey Trot, he is the Chief Turkey, overseeing 4,000 walkers and runners, and coordinating countless volunteers.

Dr. Mike Silverman

Chief of Emergency Medicine at Virginia Hospital Center who translated the whirlwind of COVID information into easily digestible posts for the public on a weekly basis during the pandemic.

spirit 2022 winners
Lucy

2021

Lucy Bowen McCauley
DANCER, EDUCATOR, COMMUNITY ADVOCATE

Lucy Bowen McCauley and Bowen McCauley Dance Company (BMDC) have dedicated their time and creative energy in the elevation of performance art here in Arlington for 25 years. Through award-winning performances and free community outreach programs, BMDC engages people of all-ages and socioeconomic backgrounds regardless of dance experience.

Front-line workers

2020

Front-line Workers
ARLINGTON'S HUMAN SERVICE HEROES

Recognizing and appreciating the dedication and hard work of Arlington’s frontline human service workers as they have been crucial to keeping the community going during the COVID crisis.

Dr. Alfred Taylor Jr.

2019

Dr. Alfred Taylor Jr.
EDUCATOR AND CIVIC LEADER

Taylor, who spent more than 30 years as an administrator at the University of the District of Columbia, is an Arlington native and is former president of the Arlington branch of the NAACP and the Nauck (now Green Valley) Civic Association. He also long has been a leader at Macedonia Baptist Church, and is the author of “Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley: Past and Present.”

Judge Newman
2022 winners
Lucy
Front-line workers
Dr. Alfred Taylor Jr.
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