UPDATE MARCH 13, 2020 -- Due to the current situation with coronavirus/COVID-19, the Citizen of the Year Banquet originally scheduled for April 2nd has been postponed until later this summer.  More information will be made available once we confirm the new date.
 
The Herndon Rotary Club is pleased to announce this year's Citizen of the Year: Michael O’Reilly.  Mike is the 54th recipient of this highest honor, presented annually by the club. 
 
Mike will be honored at a banquet to be held at the Crown Plaza Dulles Airport, 2200 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA later this summer.  For sponsorships please contact Arthur Nachman at 703-864-2900. 
UPDATE MARCH 13, 2020 -- Due to the current situation with coronavirus/COVID-19, the Citizen of the Year Banquet originally scheduled for April 2nd has been postponed until later this summer.  More information will be made available once we confirm the new date.
 
The Herndon Rotary Club is pleased to announce this year's Citizen of the Year: Michael O’Reilly.  Mike is the 54th recipient of this highest honor, presented annually by the club. 
 
Mike was selected for his many years of tireless service to the town.  A former Herndon Mayor and Town Council member, he also served on the Heritage Preservation Review Board. Among his many contributions to the greater community, Mike has worked to prevent and end homelessness in his position as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Fairfax Falls Church Partnership, reducing the homeless population by 46%. 
 
Mike is currently working to bring a new Art Center to downtown Herndon, aided by a 1.2 million dollar Fairfax County construction grant that he and the Mayor and Town representatives worked together to obtain.  Mike serves as the Chairman of the Board for Arts Herndon. 
 
After he left elected office, Mike continued his service to the community. He served 5 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports. At the time he joined the MWAA Board, Dulles was undergoing major renovations and upgrades (spending roughly 2 million dollars a day) building a new runway, building an underground rail system, expanding the main terminal and reconfiguring the entrance and approach roadways to accommodate expected growth. During his time with MWAA, he was involved in the negotiations for the design, financing and construction of Phase 1 of the Silver Line Metrorail Project and also the procurement and contract award for Phase 2 of that Project. 
Mike is the owner of the O’Reilly Law Firm in Herndon, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, and also chairs the Herndon Committee, which engages and supports Herndon businesses.
 
Mike has lived in Herndon for the past 40 years, where he and his wife Annie raised their 4 children.
 
Mike will be honored at a banquet to be held at the Crown Plaza Dulles Airport, 2200 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA later this summer.  For sponsorships please contact Arthur Nachman at 703-864-2900.