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Information Session Next Week for Restonians Interested in Open RA Board Seats

by Jennifer van der Kleut December 29, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

Reston Association/Credit: RAWith four of the nine members of the Board of Directors up for re-election in the spring, the Reston Association is putting out a call for candidates and prepping for next week’s Candidates’ Information Session.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about running for election to one of those four seats is invited to come to the session to learn more about the process of becoming a candidate, and learn more about the duties and responsibilities of a board member. The session will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at RA Headquarters (12001 Sunrise Valley Drive).

The four board positions opening up in April include one at-large director, the apartment owners’ representative, and the directors for the Hunters Woods/Dogwood District and the North Point District.

Board positions have three-year terms. The first three board positions are coming to the end of their three-year terms. However, earlier this month, North Point District Director Danielle LaRosa — who also currently serves as the board’s treasurer — announced her intent to resign from her position at the end of the first year of her current three-year term. Therefore, the RA will hold an election to fill her seat, and the candidate that is elected will serve out the remaining two years of her term.

The other three positions are currently filled by Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director Lucinda Shannon, At-Large Director Jeff Thomas, and Apartment Owners’ Representative Ellen Graves, who also currently serves as the board’s president.

Potential candidates must reside within the boundaries of the Reston deed, and may not have any outstanding balances owed to the association. In order to run for election, one must write a candidate’s statement and obtain signatures of support from at least 25 different households. If running to represent a particular district, all 25 households must be located within that district.

All forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Jan. 27 in order to qualify for the election.

Votes are cast by residents either in-person or by mail-in ballot between March 3 and April 3, and the winners are announced at the RA board meeting on April 11. The new board is sworn in on April 12.

Visit the RA’s election page for more information.

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