VACo seeks nominations for this year’s Jefferson Cup Award to be presented at the November 8-10 Annual Conference. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 1.
Please submit nominations to Jim Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a brief history of the Jefferson Cup as well as criteria for award recipients.
On October 25, 1964 at The League of Virginia Counties Executive Board Meeting–The Committee that had been appointed by the President Stuart T. DeBell of Fairfax County to study methods and procedures for recognizing outstanding programs, contributions, and achievements in local government, reported. The Committee recommended the establishment of an award for outstanding contributions and achievements in local government to be made at the discretion of an Awards Committee in a presentation at the Annual Meeting. The Committee further recommended that the Jefferson Cup suitably engraved to set on a wooden base be adopted as the award. The award was to be called THE JEFFERSON CUP AWARD.
Criteria established for award recipients
1. Any individual who has made an outstanding contribution to local government may be a recipient of the Award.
2. Any local government which has participated in an outstanding local government activity may be a recipient.
3. The Award is to be made at the Annual Meeting of VACo but may not necessarily be made each year.
4. Nominations are to be made to the Awards Committee by Aug. 15 of each year prior to the Annual Meeting.
5. Any additional rules, regulations, standards can be adopted by the Awards Committee.
**Excerpt form the VACo Board of Directors Minutes-Aug. 13, 1995.
Recipients of VACo’s Jefferson Cup Award
1965 William B. Speck | Executive Director for the League of Virginia Counties
1966 Mills E. Godwin | Virginia Governor (1966-1970) and (1974-1978)
1966 Sam E. Pope | Member of the House of Delegates
1966 Stuart B. Carter | VACo President and Botetourt County Supervisor
1970 Clifford E. Wood | Nelson County Supervisor
1973 Billy W. Frazier | VACo President and Scott County Supervisor
1979 W.D. “Berry” Gray | Richmond County Supervisor
1984 George Long | VACo Executive Director
1991 A.L. Philpott | Speaker (1980-1991) and Member (1958-1991) of the House of Delegates
1993 Ford C. Quillen | Member (1969-1993) of the House of Delegates
1995 Kathleen K. Seefeldt | Prince William County S upervisor
1997 Ellen M. Bozman | Arlington County Supervisor
1998 Harry G. Daniel | Chesterfield County Supervisor
1999 James F. Moore | Essex County Supervisor
2000 C.M. Williams, Jr. | Stafford County Administrator
2001 Peggy R. Wiley | Greensville County Supervisor
2002 C. Flippo Hick | VACo General Counsel
2003 Katherine K. Hanley | Fairfax County Supervisor
2004 John D. Jenkins | Prince William County Supervisor
2005 Henry H. Bradby | Isle of Wight Supervisor
2006 William G. O’Brien | Rockingham County Administrator
2007 John H. Chichester | Member (1978-2007) of Virginia Senate
2012 Virgil Hazelett | Henrico County Manager