Mayor Laurie DiRocco receiving the "Community Builders" award from the Worshipful Master, James Cudney on behalf of the Concord Masonic Lodge in Vienna.
On Tuesday, Oct. 20 a ceremony took place at the Freemason Concord Lodge #307 to present Mayor Laurie DiRocco with the Community Builders Award. The ceremony is designed to recognize and show appreciation for outstanding community-oriented achievements of exceptional people, who reside and work in cities and towns. The Community Builders Award is the highest award given to a community leader by the Grand Lodge of Virginia.
James Cudney, current leader of Concord Lodge, said, "Mayor DiRocco is very deserving of this award. She has quickly become a pillar of the community and has a terrific grasp on what it takes to enrich the lives of the residents, businesses, and organizations that energize our town. She has the vision to ensure that the Town of Vienna will continue to evolve as a destination for residents throughout the region. Passage of the Maple Avenue Vision and the establishment of a Public Arts Commission are two examples of this commitment. She also has the drive to ensure that the Town and various business and service organizations continue hosting Town-wide events that make Vienna an exceptionally unique community in which to live, work, and play. She is a terrific role model and a genuine person. I am proud to call her a friend."
Concord Lodge #307 was founded in 1910 by several community leaders, including the owner of the Freeman Store. In 1924, Concord Lodge bought the building and parcel of land on the corner of Church and Mill Streets. Concord is one of the longest continuously operating entities in the Town of Vienna.