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Reston Association Seeking Community Volunteers for Committees

by Katherine Berko — June 19, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

Reston Association is searching for members of the community to volunteer for a number of committees.

Members are needed for the Covenants Committee, Fiscal Committee and Elections Committee, as well as the Design Review Board. Residents appointed to a committee must serve for three years, unless otherwise stated.

The Covenants Committee oversees property values by ensuring that their physical appearances are properly maintained. The committee does this with the help of the Use and Maintenance Covenants, which are outlined in the Reston Deed of Dedication. According to RA, the covenants “were developed, in part, to ensure that properties are kept in good repair, acceptable in appearance and substantially similar to their original condition. The covenants require that the property, and any improvement or alteration, be kept in good condition so that it does not have a detrimental or adverse effect on other properties in the community.”

RA members who live in the Hunter Woods/Dogwood district are encouraged to apply for this committee.

The Fiscal Committee is responsible for RA’s monthly financials, draft budgets and annual audits. According to RA, it “advises the Board of Directors on the sound fiscal management of Reston Association’s resources.” People with financial backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Elections Committee is primarily in charge of the annual Board of Directors elections, when three board members are elected each  spring. Members of this committee do not meet as regularly as other committee members.

The Design Review Board is in charge of supervising the exterior alterations made to properties in Reston. Members use the Reston Association’s Design Guidelines when inspecting the various properties. There is one current opening on the DRB, for a 20-month term through March 2019.

Anyone interested in a position must apply by July 14 at 5 p.m.

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