The Rotary Club of Herndon announced Arthur Nachman is this year's Citizen of the Year on Monday.
Nachman is the 47th recipient of the honor. Citizen of the Year is the highest honor the Rotary Club awards.
Nachman has been a community supporter in Herndon for many years, including with the .
Kathleen Jacoby, director of bands at Herndon High School, nominated Nachman. In her letter she said, “Mr. Nachman was the first person to ever unite all six elementary band directors in Herndon to form a united vision.”
Nachman has helped provide instruments for students who are otherwise unable afford them, has helped bring professional musicians to visit schools and has provided percussion lessons for students who could not afford them.
Additionally, Nachman is involved in the Council for the Arts of Herndon and the group's public art project, helping place murals on the outdoor walls of downtown Herndon businesses. Two murals have been completed and two more are being planned.
Nachman was a primary organizer in the efforts to help Herndon High School get two new turf fields recently.
The Rotary Club of Herndon will honor Nachman at a banquet at the Dulles Hilton, 13869 Park Center Dr., in Herndon on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The community is invited to attend the event. Reservations must be made by Oct. 19. Contact Tom Haselhorst at 703-761-4747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or for more information.