Voting in the 2014 Reston Association Board of Directors election is now open. There are nine candidates running for five seats. A candidates forum will be held Saturday, March 15 at Reston Association headquarters at 10 a.m.
Reston Association members should have received an election guide and ballot in the mail last week.
In the spirit of fairness, each candidate was given the same questions.
Today’s Q & A is with Ellen Graves, who currently serves as the Hunters Woods/Dogwood director. She is running unopposed for the Apartment Owners seat.
Q: How long have you lived in Reston?
A: I have lived in Reston for almost 31 years.
Q: What inspired you to run for the board?
A: I want to always be a contributor, not just a consumer of this wonderful, vibrant community called Reston.
Q: What are three of the biggest concerns you have for Reston?
A: Controlled/planned growth; low income and middle class unable to continue to live, work, and play in Reston; lack of affordable housing.
Q: What do you hope to accomplish by being on the board?
A: Serve as a liaison between Reston Association and apartment owners; serve as a voice for the voice-less.
Q: How will your personal or professional experience help you in your role with RA?
A: My experience in Corporate America, as well as my experience in the non-profit world. I am actively involved in several volunteer organization in Reston and have been for many years.