First Lady's Initiatives Team Effort - FLITE
Governor McDonnell, in his Inaugural Address, called on Virginians to pursue the vision of “A Commonwealth of Opportunity” by seeking opportunities to get involved in the life of our Commonwealth. FLITE, First Lady's Initiatives Team Effort, recognizes programs, activities, organizations, or individuals who embody the ideal of “getting involved and giving back.” Its purpose is to bring attention to the great work being done by selfless people around the Commonwealth who are taking the opportunity to leave Virginia a better place than they found it.
FLITE recognizes achievement within the First Lady’s four key focus areas:
- A Commonwealth of Opportunity for Preventive Health and Wellness
- A Commonwealth of Opportunity for Economic Development, with a specific focus on the Virginia Wine, Film, and Tourism Industries
- A Commonwealth of Opportunity for Military Families
- A Commonwealth of Opportunity for Women
One hundred women from all across the Commonwealth are members of the FLITE team. They will identify programs, activities, individuals and organizations that meet the criteria for recognition. Each year, the First Lady will announce the FLITE recognized programs named to her "Opportunity Hall of Fame".