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!
Chairman’s Award – PAM GODDARD
Senior Program Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, National Parks Conservation Association
Volunteer of the Year – LAURA BAUER and KELLY RYAN, Virginia American Water Company
Government Agency – HOPEWELL CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Melody Hackney, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
Business-Industry Award – PERDUE FARMS MID-ATLANTIC REPLENISHMENT CENTER
Daniel Stein, Director of Operations
Friend of The River – EDIE GOLDEN and
Chesterfield Information Systems Technology GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM TEAM, Raymond Crew
Friend of FOLAR – JAN ROWLEY
Community Partner – ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 7600 CLUBS
Chester, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Petersburg Breakfast, and Prince George
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
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
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
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
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.