The Reston Town Center Association (RTCA) and Reston Urban Core Association (RUCA), and their management company, SFMC, Inc., will now have an Executive Director. Robert Goudie, the vice president of the RTCA Board, has been hired as the chief management officer for both associations.
Goudie will report directly to the associations’ respective boards of directors.
“As a member of the RTCA Board since 2005, the last six as its vice president, Robert keenly understands and has been a vital contributor to our operations,” RTCA and RUCA Board President, Denise Hogan, said in a statement. “Moving his talents and energy into a full-time operational role will unquestionably add value to the Town Center experience.”
Goudie says his main goals are to effectively incorporate new development into the associations as Town Center grows in connection with Metrorail’s arrival; maintaining Town Center as not only Reston’s enviable downtown but as a growing and dynamic destination location; and cultivating the business-residential partnership that is central to what makes Town Center such a unique place.
“Anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about all things Town Center,” said Goudie. “So the opportunity to be even more directly involved in helping maintain Town Center as a world-class experience was absolutely compelling for me.”
Goudie, an attorney, is also the chairman of Greater Reston Arts Center’s (GRACE) Board of Directors.
Goudie has been a Reston Town Center resident since 1998. He was the Town Center Representative to the Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force and served as Co-Chair of the Task Force’s Town Center Committee.
RTCA is the master association for the Town Center District. It is responsible for managing the common property, ensuring design integrity, supporting various cultural and other programming at Town Center and monitoring compliance with the Town Center covenants.
All residential and commercial property owners in the district belong to the association. RUCA is a sub-association within RTCA that manages common assets and has certain responsibilities unique to Town Center’s urban core.