The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed three Restonians to serve on the Reston Community Center Board of Governors.
Bill Bouie, Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt, and Gerald Zavala, all incumbents seeking another three-year term on the board, earned the most votes in the RCC Preference Poll. The results of the poll, which closed Oct. 2, are then recommended to the supervisors.
The vote tallies:
- Karol Anderson: 277
- William G. (Bill) Bouie: 1,303
- Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt: 1,435
- Gerald Zavala: 1,421
Dr. Richard Titus, Ph.D., withdrew his name from consideration on Sept. 17.
Since voting began before his withdrawal, voters could still select his name; he received 644 votes via mailed or online ballots.
The League of Women Voters handles ballots dropped in ballot boxes at either RCC location. There were 121 of these ballots determined to be eligible; the League of Women voters did not tabulate eligible votes for Dr. Titus.
The Board of Governors guides planning, budgeting, programming and policy for the two Reston Community Centers.
The three-year terms for Bouie, Sechrest-Ehrhardt, and Zavala begin on Nov. 2.
Bouie has served on the RCC Board since 2003, and served as the Board Chair from 2006 to 2008. He is also the current Chair of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Initiative for Public Art – Reston (IPAR). He has been a top volunteer or leader for other organizations such as Reston Little League, Wolf Trap Associates Board of Directors, Reston Hospital Board of Trustees, and the Reston YMCA Board of Management.
Sechrest-Ehrhardt has served on the RCC Board since 2012. She is a professional social worker and diversity trainer. In addition to her experience as a former RCC employee, Lisa and her family have participated in numerous RCC programs as patrons. Her experiences as an educator and communicator have focused on celebrating diversity and engaging community members of all backgrounds.
Zavala has served on the RCC Board since 2012 and currently serves as its treasurer. Zavala is an eight-year resident of Reston. His experience includes work with the Fairfax County Park Foundation, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Cornerstones, Reston Soccer, and Leadership Fairfax.