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Four RA Seats Up For Grabs in 2015 Election

by Karen Goff — November 13, 2014 at 9:30 am 8 Comments

Reston Association 50

(Updated, Thursday 4 p.m. adding North Point vacancy)

Four seats will be up for election to the Reston Association Board in 2015. If you are interested in a running for a seat on the board, the time to file for candidacy is coming soon.

Here is what you need to know:

Each director serves a three-year term.

Voting in the 2015 Election begins at 5 p.m. on March 2 and runs through March 30.

Three board seats will be opening in April of 2015 include two at-large seats, the North Point Director spot and the South Lakes Director seat.

To qualify you must:

  1. Be a member of the Reston Association, either as a renter or property owner.
  2. Complete a Statement and a Petition of Candidacy (links below).
  3. If you run for a district seat, you must live in that district.

Candidate forms for 2015 (forms must be filed by 5 p.m., Friday Jan. 30, 2015.):

 Visit Reston Association’s website for more election information.  

  • MJay

    I’m currently kicking around the idea of running for a seat on our homeowners association. Regardless of whether or not it is me, I want an RA board that will significantly cut costs. This means no glossy magazine, no donations, reassess costs/usage of recreational facilities, and limit expenditures to the bare essentials. Basically, I want RA to act like the homeowners association that it is, and not pretend to be some sort of local government. We are taxed enough, and many already pay dues to our local clusters. I expect RA to maintain the common areas and work with the clusters to enforce the bylaws.

    • Mike M

      It would be nice to see a candidate like you running for the board. I know real people with real jobs have little time.

      • Robert Mowbray

        I’m looking for candidates who will support environmental
        policies adopted by past boards to maintain our tree cover and protect our wastersheds by opposing any development which results in the removal or trees or increased volume or velocity of stormwater runoff.

    • Adrian Havill

      Would vote for that. Is the magazine profitable? I doubt it and the information inside is superfluous.

    • Laura Calacci

      I’m tempted sometimes, but there must be at least one other like minded individual. I’d promote cutting all employees to 30 hrs or less per week. Cut the big government/ private business type benefits, and operate in ways to cut the size of the “government”. No more stupid rules about electronic cigarettes or meetings about snow that may or may not fall. No more I-Pads, no more gifts to South Lakes High School or any other charities. No more 40K gardens. No more studies or consultants . No more glossy magazine, although I know they would say it is paid for by advertising. What they don’t say is that it consumes lots of hours by employees, and therefore is not “free”. No more big signs printed up to show the volunteers (weed warriors) where to go to dig weeds. STOP FEEDING THE BEAST with the member’s money. But unless others feel the same way, it pointless because the entire RA and its Board are big spenders. They like their big salaries and bonuses.

      • Mike M

        Run, Laura, run!

        No bocce with Calacci!

    • Shrink RA

      THIS is the type of candidate we need! We need to shrink RA — How many HOAs have their own dedicated CEO and CFO? Not to mention annual due increases. It is like we’re in a rise to see how quickly we can hit an even $1,000!

  • John Kirksman

    It would be nice to see a board with people with different ideas. As of now we just have directors that think the same way. New blood is definitely needed.

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