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Reston Association Board Chooses New Treasurer

by Jennifer van der Kleut — May 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm 6 Comments

After hearing brief comments by its two candidates for treasurer — Sridhar Ganesan and Mike Werner — members of the Reston Association Board chose Ganesan as their new treasurer Thursday night.

Ganesan immediately took his new seat at the directors’ table after the ballots were counted.

Ganesan is president of the Reston Citizens Association and also heads the group that applied to conduct the audit of the Tetra/Lake House purchase and renovations.

“I’m here for the same reason many of you are; I want to be a volunteer,” Ganesan said when addressing the board just before the ballots were cast. “And I feel this is the right time for me to step up and serve.”

Ganesan said he feels community involvement is crucial now, perhaps more so than ever.

“I think RA is at a critical juncture at this stage, as it is attempting to inspire renewed trust and confidence with the community.”

He added that through his experience as a CFO, he is familiar with taking recommendations from experts and moving them past the “talking” phase and into the implementation phase, which he thinks will be a valuable skill he can bring to the table.

“I also bring a lot of corporate finance experience, which is something I think could be of great help when it comes to balancing capital investment projects,” he added, explaining that the “balancing” part means not “analyzing something to death,” while also being sure to follow correct procedures and being as transparent as possible, which is crucial when dealing with public money.

“I think I can help build bridges with the public community, as the CFO of a public corporation,” he concluded.

Mike Werner, who ran against Ganesan for the treasurer’s seat, continues to serve on the Reston Association Finance Committee, which he has been a member of since 2014.

Image: Sridhar Ganesan via Twitter

 

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  • restonresident

    Congratulations.
    Job #1 take a look at the inflated staff salaries. #2 the cost of running a tennis program that only serves a few die hard players. RA is not a country club!!
    #3 unravel the true cost of Tetra debacle.

    • Why do you bother?

      “#3 unravel the true cost of Tetra debacle.”

      I’m not sure I want to know.

    • Restonian

      #4 Be completely transparent about #1 to #3 above. In the past, I have asked the RA for salary information for individual positions so that they could be compared with similar positions outside, and was told it was none of my business, and that if I didn’t like it, I could move.

      • Greg

        That’s likely a violation of the law…

        Subject to the provisions of subsection C and so long as the request is for a proper purpose related to his membership in the association, all books and records kept by or on behalf of the association, shall be available for examination and copying by a member in good standing or his authorized agent including but not limited to:

        The actual salary of the six highest compensated employees of the association earning over $75,000 and aggregate salary information of all other employees of the association; however, individual salary information shall not be available for examination and copying during the declarant control period.

        http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title55/chapter26/section55-510/

  • Jenny Gibbers

    Snowblowers watch out!

  • Ken Fredgren

    Thanks for sharing your skills with us, Sridhar!

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