On October 25, 2022, David and Judy Fuller received a Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award in the category Independent Group (family, friends, neighborhood or other informal group organized as volunteers for a project or organization). In 2021, the Fullers provided 600 hours of service to Hanover County through multiple volunteer efforts that have positively impacted many residents. They are committed to filling each day with activities that help others.
Mr. Fuller is retired from a career that highlighted Virginia and Hanover County, supporting economic development and public schools. The needs addressed by the Fullers through their volunteer efforts directly influence many in the county. In retirement, the Fullers have received special training from the Sheriff’s Office that enable them to provide care for autistic children and older citizens with memory disorders. They also participate in the Motorist Assist program, driving a specially equipped and marked SUV, to help stranded travelers and disabled motorists. They help direct traffic at motor vehicle crashes, with road closings for funeral escorts and help visitors to Hanover Tavern get safely across the road from the courthouse complex.
The Fullers have worked with the Rotary Club to provide funding in the amount of $11,000 for the Project Lifesaver Program. While many organizations charge the participants for the equipment and battery changes, the Sheriff’s Office offers this service without charge due to donations. The Fullers also go to the homes of those with cognitive impairment, showing kindness and patience to the patients and their families, while repairing and updating their location monitors.
Mr. Fuller also serves as president of the Historic Polegreen Church Foundation, as secretary of Covenant Woods, vice-president of the Hanover Tavern Foundation, and as treasurer for the U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Award for Virginia and D.C. He is the treasurer of Forward Foundation, chair of the Bell Creek Community Development Authority, chair of the Hanover County Parks and Recreation Commission, vice-chair of Hanover County Schools Career Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Board, director of the Hanover Chamber of Commerce Foundation and member of the Rotary Club of Mechanicsville Foundation. He serves on the Hanover County Sheriff’s Advisory Board and is a judge for the Regional Governor’s School.