The Town of Herndon recognized former Herndon Mayor Steve DeBenedittis at Wednesday night's public meeting for his service to the town.
The lifelong resident has lived in Herndon since 1968 and attended Herndon Elementary, Herndon Middle and Herndon High schools. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in marketing management.
DeBenedittis served three consecutive, two-year terms as mayor of Herndon from July 2006 to July 2012. He was instrumental in many projects throughout town including improvements made to Runnymede Park, Chestnut Grove Cemetery, the Herndon Community Center, the Herndon Centennial Golf Course and many others.