M.L. Clark Tyler and Eleanor Weck were recognized as this year’s Lord and Lady Fairfax for the Dranesville District at the June 4 Board of Supervisors meeting and at a Celebrate Fairfax dinner reception later that evening.
Lord and Lady honorees are chosen by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from each magisterial district for their spirit of volunteerism and commitment to their community in conjunction with Celebrate Fairfax.
When a 1998 community task force revealed a strong desire for trails, Great Falls resident Eleanor Weck formed the community trail advocacy group the Great Falls Trailblazers and has served as its first and only chairman since its inception. She steered the organization from its original 30 members to its current membership of 750. Under Weck’s leadership, the Trailblazers have written and collaborated on grants that have secured over $1.2 million in state and federal funding for trails. Weck has been a resident of Great Falls for 41 years. She and her husband, Fred, have three adult children.
McLean resident M.L. Clark Tyler has long been active in civic affairs. Clark presently serves as chairman of the Tysons Land Use Task Force which is responsible for charting a plan for the growth of the county’s economic center. He is also president of the Hallcrest Heights Homeowners Association and has served on the McLean Citizens Association Board, as well as its Solid Waste Management committee. In addition, Clark works as a volunteer incident coordinator for the county’s Medical Reserve Corps.
Currently semi-retired, Clark was formerly employed by the U.S Department of Commerce, the Department of Transportation and the White House. He is a consultant in the mass transit industry, including Maryland’s Department of Business and Economic Development. His full name is Meriwether Lewis Clark Tyler and his great, great, great grandfather is explorer William Clark.
“The contributions made by Eleanor and Clark to this community are immeasurable,” said Supervisor Joan DuBois (R-Dranesville). “I am profoundly grateful to have them working with me on projects and issues in the Dranesville District and commend them both for their accomplishments. They both are most worthy of this recognition as Lord and Lady Fairfax and I thank them for their service to our community.”