The seat became vacant when North Point Director Tim Cohn resigned in May for personal reasons.
LaRose will represent North Point until the next RA election in Spring 2015. An election for a new North Point director will then be held to finish the rest of Cohn’s term, which expires in Spring 2016.
Under RA rules, the board can interview and select a replacement when a director leaves before a term is finished.
LaRosa is a financial analyst who said she will bring a critical eye to RA expenses, reserves and revenue generation. She is also a mother of four whose children have taken part in a wide variety of RA activities and camps over the years.
Other candidates were IT business owner Walter Constantine; Former Fairfax County Planning Commission member Walter Alcorn; and retired attorney and 40-year Reston resident Mike Shaw.