The Reston Citizens Association honored Reston Assocation staffer Cate Fulkerson as its Citizen of the Year on Thursday.
Fulkerson is the Director of Administration, Member Services and IT at Reston Association, but RCA President Colin Mills says Fulkerson is also an example of someone who serves many, many roles in the community.
Fulkerson also leads the efforts for the local Character Counts! and South Lakes High School's annual Ethics Day. She is also a former board president of Leadership Fairfax.
"I’m glad to honor someone who works quietly, efficiently, and with great dedication to make Reston a better place to live, work, and play, Mills said in a recent Patch blog post.
Fulkerson was nominated for the award by former Reston Association CEO Jerry Volloy, who is now the President of the Alliance of Reston Clusters and Homeowners.
"Never self-aggrandizing but always with significant positive impact upon the Reston and Fairfax County communities, Cate Fulkerson is an outstanding and dedicated Reston Citizen and leader, Volloy said in his nomination letter. "
Fulkerson was also given a commendation by Rep. Gerry Connolly at the ceremony at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods. The national office of Character Counts! also recognized Fulkerson for her contributions.
"I am humbled and honored to be named RCA’s Citizen of the Year," said Fulkerson. " I know there are many others, more worthy, than me who should be recognized. ... I am proud to live, work, play and be involved in this community and love the citizens that comprise it and continuously work to make it vibrant."