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McLean Community Center staffers lauded

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A pair of McLean Community Center (MCC) staff members recently received recognition for their efforts, officials announced Feb. 17.

Last November, MCC social-media manager Kyle Corwin won an award from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society at its 67th annual conference in Harrisonburg.

Corwin won the award for Most Innovative Marketing Piece (population 25,001-50,000) for his 2020 MCC Governing Board election social-media campaign.

MCC communications specialist Sabrina Anwah nominated Corwin, saying he “overcame Governing Board election challenges we faced due to COVID-19 restrictions by developing an innovative, three-pronged social-media campaign on Facebook and Instagram to attract candidates, encourage district residents to vote by absentee ballot and, finally, to report the election results.”

In January, Old Firehouse general manager Andrew Carter was among employees honored by Fairfax County at the Don Smith Award ceremony.

Carter was selected as an honorable mention for the Fairfax County Employee Advisory Council’s 2022 Don Smith Award. This award recognizes employees who go above and beyond their normal duties to help support the well-being of their fellow workers and build morale and team spirit.

Officials presented the award at the Board of Supervisors’ Jan. 25 meeting.

MCC executive director Daniel Singh nominated Carter for the award, saying he “brings a positive and can-do attitude to the agency.” Singh praised Carter’s commitment to MCC, particularly his efforts to unite all cultures in the McLean community, his dedication to supporting the center’s Special Events and Youth Activities divisions, and his ability to successfully develop innovative programs throughout the pandemic.

“I am humbled to serve beside such award-winning colleagues as Kyle and Andrew,” Singh added. “They embody our commitment to bring the best to McLean.”

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