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Angie Woodson Honored with Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® Second Quarter Good Neighbor Award

Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) has announced that Angie Woodson of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate III - North is the second quarter Good Neighbor Award recipient. 
Second Quarter Good Neighbor AwardThe Good Neighbor Award program highlights local REALTORS® who volunteer in their communities, improve the quality of life for their neighbors, and go above and beyond in their commitment to making their community a better place to live.

Woodson was nominated by her Broker, Patricia Jensen, for her dedication, commitment, and fundraising efforts for the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA). Through Woodson’s efforts, she has expanded VIA’s awareness in the community and helped people understand how they can support the institute and provide positivity and encouragement to children and families challenged with autism. In addition, Woodson organized two events that raised $700 for VIA.

“It’s always an exciting time when the Good Neighbor Award winner is announced. It gives our Association and the public a glimpse into who our members are and how they give back to the community they serve,” said CAAR President Anita Dunbar.
A $250 donation was made to the VIA in Woodson’s name.  If you would like to learn more about VIA, please visit their website:

Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® Receives Grant to Help Build Permanent Madison County Memorial

The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) has received a $2,000 Placemaking micro-grant from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to help generate community pride in remembrance of the 200 families and relatives that were displaced when the Shenandoah National Park was established in the 1930’s.

“Realtors live, work and volunteer in their communities and take immense pride in working to improve them,” said Anita Dunbar, CAAR President. “Placemaking can help foster healthier, more social and economically viable communities. It creates places where people feel a strong stake in their neighborhoods and are committed to making a difference for the better. This grant will help create a place where families, friends and neighbors can come together.”
Permanent Madison County MemorialThe permanent memorial will be a bronze plaque mounted on a stone foundation displaying the 123 surnames of the Madison County families that were displaced. In addition to memorial, there will be several wooden benches, landscaping and a path way leading to the memorial from the Criglersville School, which is currently closed.  

“The $2,000 grant gave us the funds to keep the Madison County memorial on track. It also reignited the energy and interest for the memorial to honor the families that were displaced when the Shenandoah National Park was created. Each day is more exciting than the last for me, The Madison County Historical Society and citizens of Madison County as we see the progress of the memorial being built. We can’t wait to get closer to the great unveiling day,” said Jim Lillard of the Madison County Historical Society.

The permanent memorial is already underway and is expected to be completed in late October or early November. An update on the exact date and time of the revealing will be communicated when available.

If you would like to donate money to this memorial project, please send funds to the Madison County Historical Society, P.O. Box 467, Madison, VA 22727. If you would like to learn more about the Madison County Historical Society, please email

About CAAR

The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® serves more than 1,000 real estate professionals and affiliate members throughout the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. Widely recognized as the leading voice for real estate in Central Virginia since 1925, CAAR members bring professionalism and high ethical standards to every business transaction. The Association advocates for the protection of private property rights and provides tools and technology for members to achieve expertise in serving the needs of customers and clients. The CAAR membership is committed to enriching the region’s neighborhoods by engaging in a variety of educational programs as well as community service events each year.

Vision - The REALTOR® is indispensable to every real estate decision.

Mission - To support our REALTOR® members to be professional, ethical and successful.