The Rev. Douglas D. Riley, pastor of Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Ark, and an employee of the Virginia Retirement System, received one of 11 Governor’s Honor Awards granted on Sept. 15 by Gov. Ralph Northam.
Riley was cited for his work during the pandemic to coordinate vaccinations against COVID-19 in King William County.
The citation said that he “coordinated vaccination implementation for King William County civic and faith-based groups to ensure vaccine doses were maximized. In addition, he coordinated efforts to provide meals to residents who were experiencing financial difficulty during the pandemic.”
In addition to his work as Shepherdsville’s pastor, Riley is a mentor for the King William Fatherhood Program, an active member of the King William Lions Club who has coordinated annual hearing and vision screening, and has worked to purchase AED equipment for churches in King William.
“Mr. Riley has had a tremendous impact on his small rural community and is an outst...
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