Awards

FOLAR COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS

Each year the FOLAR Board selects individuals/groups from our community and from our own board members, who have helped to make a significant positive impact on our efforts toward achieving our mission to work in partnership with communities to conserve and protect the Appomattox River for all to enjoy.

We at FOLAR are extremely appreciative of all that our community has done and continues to do to support our work!

2017
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT –  Jerry J. Skalsky
CHAIRMAN’S AWARD – Richard Taylor
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Christian Volk, Ph.D.
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY – Riverside Regional Jail, Col. Jeffery Newton
COMMUNITY PARTNER – John Randolph Foundation, Lisa H. Sharpe
FRIEND OF FOLAR – Rev. Darrell Boggs, First Baptist Church of Hopewell; Cleve Wright, Cameron Foundation, Petersburg
FRIEND OF THE RIVER – John McEwen;  Matoaca Susan Watson and Ray Philbates, Scott Herrmann from Virginia Game & Inland Fisheries
GOVERNMENT AGENCY – City of Hopewell Mayor Jackie M. Shornak, Interim City Manager Charlie Dane

2016
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – Kenneth Wayne Walton, Sr.
CHAIRMAN’S AWARD – Steve Henry, Dynegy (Hopewell Cogeneration)
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Chris Rizzo
GOVERNMENT AGENCY – Prince George Parks & Recreation Keith Rotzoll, Director
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY – Hopewell Manufacturers Association, Paul Tuck
FRIEND OF THE RIVER – Heather Barrar
COMMUNITY PARTNER – The Cameron Foundation
FRIEND OF FOLAR – Trip Pollard;  Becky McDonough
CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION 2016 YOUTH SERVICE – Brandon Jameson, John Eliades
RIVER ADVOCATES – Tara Ciavarella and Friends

2015
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – Steve Thomas
CHAIRMAN’S AWARD– Johnny Partin
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Debbie Newman
GOVERNMENT AGENCY – Dinwiddie Parks and Recreation, Brian Mancini, Director
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY – Virginia American Water Company, Christian Volk, Water Quality Manager
FRIEND OF THE RIVER – Wayne Banty
CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION 2015 YOUTH SERVICE – Thomas Eliades, John Eliades, Joseph Eliades

2014
CHAIRMAN’S AWARD – Jo Turek
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR – Kenneth Newman
GOVERNMENT AGENCY – Hopewell Recreation and Parks Aaron Reidmiller, Director
STEWARDSHIP – Victor and Reiko Liu
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY – Harlan Construction, Will Harlan, Owner
FRIEND OF THE RIVER – LuAnn Collier

 

FOLAR Receives Awards:

Scenic Viewshed Preservation Award
Scenic Virginia

Presented to Wayne Walton for the dedication and work exhibited towards cleaning up the Lower Appomattox River trail area.

Progressive Practices Award
Given by: The Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce

This award was given to FOLAR for it’s hard work and dedication throughout the years.

2008 Community Service Award
Given by: South Centre RC&D

In 2008 this award was given in appreciation for the continued service to the community by making the trail and river areas clean and enjoyable for everyone.