The Charlottesville Democratic Party has established the Maupin-Harding Scholarship to be awarded each year to a deserving graduating senior at Charlottesville High School. The student chosen each year is awarded $500 for the purchase of their college textbooks.
In an era when women were new to the professional world, she was the quintessential independent woman and the first woman ever elected to public office in the city of Charlottesville. She served as Commissioner of Revenue for 45 years and lived most of her long life in Belmont. Ora was particularly noted for her loyalty to Clark Elementary School and for her firm belief in the value of community service.
L.G. (Gene) Harding was committed to supporting working people fairly and with decency. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Gene began his public service career in law enforcement in the city of Charlottesville. After serving as City Sheriff, he was elected to the office of City Treasurer, holding public office for almost 47 years.