RCA Taking Nominations for Citizen of the Year

by Karen Goff February 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm 5 Comments

RCA LogoThe Reston Citizens Association has opened nominations for the 2014 Reston Citizen of the Year Award.

Each year, the Reston Citizens Association Board selects one person from the pool of nominations submitted by Reston citizens. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 20.

Nominations may be submitted online or by downloading the nomination form and submitting via postal mail or email as indicated on the nomination form.

The tradition of honoring the Reston Citizen of the Year was reintroduced in 2008 as a way to spotlight the work of dedicated citizen volunteers and civic activists who work tirelessly behind the scenes, providing them the recognition and appreciation they have earned through their hard work and dedication to the Reston community.

Here’s what it takes to be a candidate for RCA’s Citizen of the Year:

  • The nominee has been a Reston resident for at least five years.
  • The nominee’s actions are consistent with the goals of Reston, and of RCA.
  • The nominee’s actions have contributed to the quality of life in Reston.
  • People in need of help have benefited from the nominee’s actions.
  • The nominee’s deeds were done without thought of personal benefit or recognition.
  • The nominee is not currently serving as an elected public official or a member of the Board of a major community organization (RA, RCA, or RCC).

The Reston Citizen of the Year will be honored at a special reception in the spring of 2015.

Past RCA Citizen of the Year honorees include Sen. Janet Howell, Rev. Embry Rucker, Reston Association CEO Cate Fulkerson and library activist Kathy Kaplan.

  • Robert Mowbray


    Can you tell us how Mke Sanio, Richard Chew, and Andy Sigle voted on the land swap between RA and LADP in November, 2013?

    • Karen Goff

      It will take some research. I will let you know if I find it. You can also ask them yourself at a candidates forum that will be held soon.

    • Billy Smith

      Sanio voted against the other voted for it…but it’s not going to be un-done.

      • Robert Mowbray

        That’s how I thought the vote went. Thanks for confirming it. I know it’s not going to be un-done. I will, however, vote only for candidates who voted to uphold RA’s own policiies on tree cover, watershed protection, and open space,

        • Billy Smith

          If only life were so simple Mr. Mowbray.


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