Kerrie Wilson, President and CEO of Cornerstones, shared her thoughts, support and words honoring O'Reilly. Melissa McKenna, President and CEO of Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, said O’Reilly’s wisdom, leadership, commitment to service and work influenced her own personal and business life. Others paid respect to O'Reilly, including Maddie White for Congressman Gerald Connolly. The Honorable Pradip Dhakal, Town Council Member, presented O'Reilly with the Town of Herndon’s Proclamation.
The former Honorable Town of Herndon Mayor Richard Thoesen recognized and thanked O’Reilly for his esteemed work and contributions. Rotary’s Immediate Past President Don Owens spoke of O’Reilly’s leadership and kindness and the impact he has had, helping so many, especially in business. Don Owens and Rotary’s President, Jane Nash, presented Michael O’Reilly with the distinguished Citizen of the Year award. His acceptance speech and heartfelt remarks included his love and devotion to his wife Annie, as they celebrate 45 years of marriage, his four children and extended family.