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2019 Women of Vision Awards

Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

2019 Women of Vision Awards

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On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will honor the recipients of the 2019 Arlington County Women of Vision awards for their commitment and leadership in the Arlington community. 

About the Women of Vision Awards

The Women of Vision awards are presented each year by the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women. The awards are given to individuals who demonstrate a strong commitment to women’s issues and have, over time, developed and communicated their vision for women and engaged community members and other leaders in order to realize this vision.

Keynote Speaker

The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women is proud to present Tiffanye S. Wesley, celebrated leader and trailblazer as our keynote speaker. The author, trainer and inspirational speaker is also a Fire/EMS Battalion Chief with the Arlington County Fire Department in Arlington, Virginia - the first African American female to be promoted to this level of leadership in the department’s 78-year history. A 25-year veteran of the Arlington County Fire Department, Tiffanye has served in numerous positions. The most notable positions include Nationally Certified Bomb Technician and Bomb Commander, Station Commander for the largest and busiest firehouse in Arlington and most recently Battalion Chief. As a Battalion Chief, Tiffanye is responsible for effective supervision, management and coordination of emergency scene operations, as well as; daily operations of a battalion which includes 5 fire stations and approximately 40 personnel.

2019 Women of Vision Award Winners

GOVERNMENT- Melodee Melin:In 1974, Melodee Melin was hired as the first staff person in Arlington County specializing in low and moderate-income housing. Her Arlington career spanned more than 19 years, during which she served as the initial Section 8 Coordinator, and later as Section Chief for housing rehabilitation and development. Her leadership of affordable housing initiatives in Arlington created a foundation for sustained success, serving 1400 low-income households annually during her tenure.

NONPROFIT- Julia Tanner:Julia Tanner is the president and founder of the Virginia Equal Rights Coalition, a Virginia-based not for profit coalition of individuals and organizations supporting ratification by the Commonwealth of Virginia of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In the course of the past year, Ms. Tanner has worked tirelessly presenting about the history and future impact of ratifying the ERA.


BUSINESS- Sandra Redmore:As Executive Director of the Clarendon Childcare Center, Ms. Redmore leads a child development program that provides a creative environment to nurture the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of children from ages 2 to 6. Under Ms. Redmore’s leadership, the school focuses on learning, which is fostered through exploration and play.




About the Ceremony and Tickets:

Winners in the categories of Business, Government and Non-profit will be honored at the 33rd Annual Women of Vision Award Ceremony on Tuesday, June 25th at 7 pm at Arlington Economic Development. Arlington Economic Development is conveniently located near the Ballston Metro at 1100 N. Glebe Rd. Suite 1500. AED has garage parking at a max of $11/day. If guests enter the garage after 5PM, the cost is $5. If guests arrive via lobby doors, they will need to use the phone next to the right side of the doors to call building security to let them in. 

$25 is the suggested donation for a ticket to this year’s ceremony.

Guests can pay at the door (CASH or CHECK only) or mail a check to:

Arlington Commission on the Status of Women
c/o Anthonia Sowho
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 318 Arlington, VA 22201

Thanks to our amazing in-kind donors:



Have questions about 2019 Women of Vision Awards? Contact Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women

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Arlington Economic Development
1100 North Glebe Road
STE 1500
Arlington, VA 22201

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women

The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women serves as a community advocate and resource on the social and economic interests of all Arlington women.

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