On January 11, 2018, the 46th annual Washingtonians of the Year luncheon was held at the Willard hotel to honor 11 local heroes whose hard work, creativity, innovation, and commitment make the Washington DC area a great place to live. More than 100 past winners – many still deeply involved in the efforts for which they were recognized – came to the event to salute the class of 2017.
All photos by Joy Asico.
During the seated luncheon, each attendee received a program featuring every past honoree
Paul Willliamson and 2017 Washingtonian of the Year award recipient Darlene Williamson
2017 Washingtonian of the Year award recipients Brenda Rhodes Miller and James Foster
2017 Washingtonian of the Year award recipients Katherine Bradley and Dr. Wayne Frederick
Nate Newhouse, Beau Causey, Amanda Baity, 2017 Washingtonian of the Year recipient Christopher Baity, Heather Lukes, Shelby Lukes, Rebecca Barnes, Tisa Newhouse, and Pete the K-9 Service Dog
Goldie Milner, Dr. Jacob Milner, Stuart Milner, 2017 Washingtonian of the Year recipient Sara Milner, Yedidya Milner Gillers, Rachel Milner Gillers, and David Milner Gillers
2017 Washingtonian of the Year award recipients Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine of Politics and Prose speaking with Washingtonian Editor in Chief Michael Schaffer
Washingtonian’s Cathy Merrill Williams speaks to the room of past honorees and invited guests.
1994 Washingtonian of the Year recipient and event emcee Judy Woodruff and Washingtonian’s Cathy Merrill Williams
Katherine Bradley, Cathy Merrill Williams, and Judy Woodruff
2017 Washingtonian of the Year recipient Dr. Wayne Frederick presenting his speech to the crowd
2017 Washingtonian of the Year recipient Senator Mark Warner giving his speech
Past honorees Isiah “Ike” Leggett and John Kane
Past honorees Lyles Carr and Mary Agee
Gracia Hillman and David Bennett
Richard Danzig and 2017 Washingtonian of the Year recipient Max Stier
Past honorees Natwar Gandhi, Mark Tuohey, and Rev. Msgr. John Enzler