SFDC Announces Mary Thonen Certificate Recipients
The Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s winners of the Mary Thonen Beautification Certificate of Recognition for outstanding landscape and architectural improvements. Five business and property owners were selected by SFDC to be honored for their extraordinary contributions to improving the visual environment of Richmond Highway.
The recipients of the 2011 Mary Thonen Certificates were: Mount Vernon Square Shopping Center; Holly, Woods and Vines; Mount Zephyr Homes; Cherry Arms Apartments; and Virginia Commerce Bank in Hybla Valley. More than 30 businesses were nominated for consideration, including shopping centers, office buildings and small, independently-owned businesses.
The program is rooted in the belief that beautification of properties through the addition of attractive landscaping and improved buildings enhances the image of local businesses and Richmond Highway as a whole. Citizens and businesses owners are encouraged to nominate properties for recognition in the spring and summer months. For more information about the program and for pictures of all the nominees, visit http://www.sfdc.org/mary-thonen-program.html.
Presented by the SFDC Community Appearance, Planning and Transportation (CAPT) committee on behalf of the Board of Directors, the Mary Thonen Beautification Award program was named to honor a long-serving board member, the late Mary Thonen, as a memorial to her life, hard work and dedication she showed in her service to the Mount Vernon and Lee communities.
The Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation promotes the economic revitalization of Richmond Highway in Fairfax County, Virginia, by assisting businesses in identifying and procuring property to suit their needs. The SFDC also markets Richmond Highway as a commercial center, promotes active business attraction and expansion in Southeastern Fairfax County. Visit www.sfdc.org to learn more.