Library Director Receives Chamber’s Wideman Award

Central Rappahannock Regional Library Director Martha Hutzel has been awarded the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Laurie A. Wideman Enterprising Woman’s Award by the Chamber’s Network of Enterprising Women.

Martha Hutzel was named Director of Central Rappahannock Regional Library on Jan. 1, 2016, following a nationwide search. An employee of the library system since 1988, Hutzel held multiple management positions, including Head of Circulation at Porter Branch and Branch Manager at Snow, Porter, and Howell (formerly England Run) branches.

Passionate about libraries and public service, Hutzel has extended her advocacy to the state and national level. She is a past president of the Virginia Library Association and is a member of both the American Library Association and the Public Library Association.

Outside of her role as CRRL Director, Hutzel is also a leader in the community. A 2017 graduate of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Fredericksburg program, she is an active Chamber board member and is a former member of the Chamber's Network of Enterprising Women (CNEW) steering committee.

Martha currently serves on the University of Mary Washington’s Leadership Colloquium Advisory Board as well as Rappahannock Goodwill Industries Board of Directors. She is a former member of the North Stafford Rotary Club, having held the positions of secretary, president-elect, and president during her membership.