Jacquie Meeks Named July 2012 Gainesville Hero

August 7, 2012

Supervisor Candland was honored to be able to present the Gainesville Hero Award for July 2012 to Mrs. Jacquie Meeks.  Jacquie has served actively in community service organizations all of her adult life.  During her years as a Maryland resident, Jacquie was President and a Board Member of Coastal Hospice.  She also served as the President of the Helen Sue Award Scholarship Foundation.

As a Prince William County resident, Jacquie also served in many capacities.  She was not only a hospice volunteer, but she also helped organize support for BARN and the Women’s Crisis Center.  The rewriting of the Mongolia constitution carried with it a mandate that 30 percent of the legislature had to be women.  Fourteen women from Mongolia came to Virginia to learn how to become involved in government.  Jacquie helped organize trips to visit Capitol Hill in DC and arranged for the women to take classes.  Jacquie chauffeured the women to their events and introduced them to USAID, the federal government agency primarily responsible for extending a helping hand to those people struggling overseas to make a better life or striving to live in a free and democratic country.

Supervisor Candland was privileged to convey his expressions of sincere gratitude to this extraordinary constituent.  The citizens of Prince William County have been well served through Jacquie Meeks’ many years of sacrifice and service.

Jacquie Meeks and Supervisor Pete Candland

Don Meeks, Jacquie Meeks, and Tom Meeks

Barbara Jackson, Jacquie Meeks, Tom Meeks, and Michael Jackson