Civic leader praised for his services at McLean, his community center | news/fairfax

Late last year, the Friends of the McLean Community Center (FMCC) presented their 2021 “Friend in Deed” award to the group’s former president and community leader, William Glenn Yarborough, Jr.

FMCC Board Chair Cecilia Closs presented the award to Yarborough at the group’s Dec. 7 meeting, community center officials said in a Feb. 10 statement.

Yarborough is the 29th person to receive the award, which the group presented “with gratitude for their outstanding leadership and support of the McLean Community Center.”

“Glenn’s continued dedication to the McLean Community Center and Friends cannot be overstated,” said Closs. “He ensured a smooth transition from his term as President and provided consistent support to his community, despite the many challenges of the pandemic.

Yarborough retired from the US Army as a Colonel after 27 years of service, and later worked as a liaison between the Department of Defense and the private sector, supporting many organizations large and small. He is active in various McLean-based organizations and has long been recognized as a valued servant to the community, community center officials said.

Yarborough is an active Rotarian, current Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Region II President, and recipient of the 2020-21 AUSA Major General Anthony J. Drexel Biddle Award. Yarborough also received a General Assembly citation for supporting veterans’ causes in Virginia in 2020.

Yarborough’s name will be added to the list of winners on the ‘Friend in Deed’ plaque displayed in the main hall of the community centre.

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Jill E. Washington