Aubrey Named F.C. Employee of the Year

City Manager Wyatt Shields (left) with Falls Church Employee of the Year Carly Aubrey, Paul Stoddard, Meaghan DeCelle, Tara Puzin and HR Director Cindy Mester.

Carly Aubrey, Principal Planner in Community Planning and Economic Development Services, has been named the 2018 City of Falls Church Employee of the Year, City Hall announced this week. The citizen-led Employee Review Board selected Aubrey for her exemplary work taking on project management of the West Falls Church Economic Development Project after a key staff member left the City.

“By the strength of Carly’s professional skill and determination, the West Falls Church redevelopment effort was kept on schedule and is poised to positively transform the western end of the City,” said Paul Stoddard, Director of Planning, who nominated Aubrey. Aubrey has worked for the City for four years, and she was the project manager for the West Falls Church project through a critical time: the closing of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process to selecting a development partner and Council’s subsequent vote on an Interim Agreement (IA) with the development partner. Aubrey has been personally or jointly responsible for almost every analysis, staff report, and presentation related to the project since taking on the role of project manager.

“We are thrilled with the selection of Ms. Aubrey as our 2018 Employee of the Year,” said Deputy City Manager and Director of Human Resources Cindy Mester. “She is the embodiment of our Leadership Guiding Principle that the quality and success of our City is a shared responsibility. Her leadership as a project manager is unparalleled.”

The public is invited to join the City at two upcoming 2018 Employee of the Year celebratory events on Monday, April 8. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Cherry Hill Farmhouse followed by a presentation at the City Council Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Center.