Five Seek Spots on RCC Board of Governors

RCC logoFive Reston residents, including three incumbents, will run for three spaces in the Reston Community Center Board of Governors 2015 Preference Poll.

Bill Bouie, Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt and Gerald Zavala will all seek additional three-year terms to the board. Newcomers running for a seat are Karol Anderson and Richard Titus.

Voting begins on Sept. 11. Each property in Small District 5 (SD 5) will receive a ballot in the mail. Mail-in ballots must be received then 5 p.m. on Oct. 1. Walk-in and online ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on Oct. 2.

A Candidates Forum will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at CenterStage at RCC Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Rd.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors established the RCC Board of Governors to represent the interests of Reston (SD 5) residents and businesses in developing policy and providing financial oversight for RCC. Board appointments are made by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors after participants have made their preferences known in the annual poll.

The Board of Governors works to establish the overall policy for RCC and to guide its programs and budget. Board members represent Reston Community Center at social, recreational, cultural and educational activities throughout the district as well as function as liaisons to RCC’s community partners.

About the candidates (from their candidate statements):

Karol Anderson/Courtesy RCC Bill Bouie/Courtesy RCCKarol Anderson, left, has experience leading PTAs and several committee boards, including Chairperson (LHRC) Local Human Rights Committee Behavior Mental Health.

Bill Bouie, right, has served three terms on the RCC Board and is currently the vice chairman. He is also chair of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board and the vice chair of the Initiative for Public Art Reston (IPAR), among other community positions.

Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt /RCCRichard Titus/Courtesy RCCLisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt, left, is a social worker by profession who has served in various Reston volunteer capacities, including Reston Swim Team Association and PTSAs.
Richard Titus, right, is a Ph.D. published author of numerous scientific studies utilizing survey research and program evaluation who says he will bring professional survey and data analysis to gauge what participants want.

Gerald Zavala/Courtesy RCC Gerald Zavala is the current treasurer of the RCC Board who has also worked with the Fairfax County Park Foundation, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Cornerstones, Reston Soccer and Leadership Fairfax.

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