Jen Walker, a real estate agent with McEnearney Associates, has been named the 2010 winner of the Heart of Del Ray award by the Del Ray Business Association.
Voters were asked to cast their ballot for a nominee based on the commitment and generosity to the community as well as the overall contributions to what makes Del Ray a unique place to live, work and shop.
“Jen is, without a doubt, synonymous with Del Ray and everything great about it” said one online voter. “Our vote is for super-realtor Jen Walker, who does so much for the community, from supporting our elementary school and neighborhood newsletters to serving hot dogs at our Halloween festivities to sponsoring Cinema Del Ray during the summer,” said another.
Walker took time out of her Valentine’s Day weekend, which included many hours shovelling snow as a volunteer ‘Snow Buddy,’ to receive the trademark giant red heart from last year’s winner A Show of Hands.
Other finalists for this year’s award were Artfully Chocolate, Cheesetique, Del Merei Grille and Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota. This is the second year that the DRBA has sponsored the award in an effort to recognize the outstanding businesses in Del Ray.