The Centreville Day Planning Committee has selected Dan and Leslie Jenuleson of Sully Station II as the 2006 Citizens of Year.
Dan and Leslie have coordinated the Sully Station II Neighborhood Watch since 2000 and developed a close working relationship with police officers at the Sully District Station. When Det. Vicky Armel was killed in the line of duty on May 8, Dan and Leslie immediately responded that evening by reaching out to their Neighborhood Watch network to hold a candlelight vigil for the evening of May 10. Tragically, seven days later MPO Michael Garbarino succumbed to his injuries. The Jenulesons once again organized a vigil for the very next evening.
Planning these vigils was an act of extraordinary community spirit and service at a moment of crisis. They helped to bring the local community together in a demonstration of support for the police and shared grief. In less extraordinary circumstances, the Jenulesons have reached out beyond the bounds of their subdivision to include nearby communities in their Neighborhood Watch network, thereby enhancing public awareness and safety and helping to build and maintain a sense of shared community.
For these reasons, the Centreville Community Foundation (CCF) is proud to honor Dan and Leslie as this year's CCF Citizens of the Year.
The Jenulesons will ride in the Centreville Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. along Braddock Road in Centreville. Supervisor Michael Frey (R-Sully) will then present the Citizen of the Year award during the Centreville Day opening ceremonies, which begins at 11 a.m. at the Showmobile in the Centreville Historic District.