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Doug Sanderson Honored by Fairfax Federation of Citizens Associations

For Immediate Release
March 4, 2016
 McCandlish Lillard’s Doug Sanderson Honored by Fairfax Federation of Citizens Associations

Fairfax and Leesburg, VA –Douglas J. Sanderson, a principal at McCandlish Lillard, was nominated as a Fairfax County Citizen of the Year, according to an announcement released by the Arts Council of Fairfax County. Doug was selected by the Fairfax Federation of Citizens Associations to receive a Certificate of Merit for his 25 years of pro-bono legal service to the citizens of Fairfax County as legal counsel for the Arts Council of Fairfax County. The award will be presented at a dinner on Sunday, April 3, 2016.

As stated in the Arts Council’s announcement, Doug has provided outstanding legal expertise to the Arts Council on a consistent, steady and ongoing basis, in the arena of lease agreements, artist contracts, and even fending off disgruntled or misguided complainers. He has attended nearly all board meetings, though not a voting member of the board, to remain abreast of the Arts Council’s services and engagements. He has become a “living history” of the Arts Council, having served under its last three Presidents, from Toni McMahon, through Ann Rodriguez, to Linda Sullivan. He has personally negotiated the legal provisions in the Council’s last three leases, as the Council moved from Annandale to the Courthouse area, to Merrifield.

Doug has lent his personal commitment and legal sensitivities to auxiliary roles for the Council that directly benefit the County, such as serving on the Master Arts Plan Task Force to produce a master arts plan for the County, and providing legal guidance to support the Council’s public art project, Imagine Arts Here: Tysons Tiles. For over two decades Doug assisted the Arts Council in bringing children from around the world to perform at the International Children’s Festival, a youth festival dedicated to the performing, visual, and interactive arts.

Doug’s passion for the arts stems from growing up with art historian parents, but his involvement with the community goes beyond advocating for the arts. In addition, Doug has served many years as a member of the boards of directors of Legal Services of Northern Virginia (serving as President from 1993 through 1996), Temple Rodef Shalom, the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, and the Communities of Faith United for Housing. He served on the Site Selection Committee for Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia. Doug’s legal practice includes commercial real estate transactions and family law.