Reston Association Board to Tackle Vacancies, Relationship with Staff at Thursday Meeting

by Fatimah Waseem May 22, 2018 at 2:30 pm 24 Comments

Changes to Reston Association’s Board of Directors and its relationship with staff are being contemplated ahead of the board’s Thursday meeting at 6:30 p.m.

North Point District Director John Mooney has proposed a resolution to evaluate the relationship between the CEO, CFO, attorney, and board as part of an ongoing process initiated by several parties. Reston Association’s CEO and longtime RA advocate Cate Fulkerson left RA earlier this year.

Resolution: RA Board and Staff Relationship by Fatimah Waseem on Scribd

The board will also consider a motion to form a CEO search committee to fill the vacancy created by Fulkerson. Currently, Larry Butler, RA’s senior director of land use and planning, is filling the position after acting CEO and CFO Robert Wood left RA for another employment opportunity.

A new board president will also be elected following the resignation of David Bobzien. The apartment owner’s representative resigned this month due to a recent cancer diagnosis. The board will elect the new president, who will serve through April 10, 2019.

Additionally, the board will appoint a new Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director from a pool of four candidates. The vacancy was created when the former director resigned one day after this year’s board elections. Four candidates – Rick Landers, Caren Anton, John Bowman and Travis Johnson — will be interviewed.

The meeting will be streamed live on YouTube.

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  • Tom Mccauley

    Honest folks sometime walk away.
    And sometimes dishonest folks exit, with money (Tetra) and promises (real estate deals).

    I have yet to sell my soul because I walk.

    • Greg

      It’s the overpaid ones that cling on as long as possible, don’t they?

    • The Constitutionalist

      You walk? Oh no, no, no. That’s recipe for disaster here in Reston, especially with all the angry coupes around.

      • Tom Mccauley

        You are correct! I crawl, not walk!

  • Shebert

    We hear Sherri Hebert tried to appoint itself CEO… Who did the background checks?

    • cRAzy

      She is already a CEO in real life. Why would she want the RA job????

      • Conservative Senior

        Why would we want her? She was an awful district rep!

  • cRAzy

    A busy agenda this month. What bothers me about some of it is that it appears that RA has not figured out how to govern itself after a half century in existence. That’s bad.

    • Greg

      That’s why it’s time to punt RA and start from scratch.

      • Michael Gandolfo

        Just disband it all together. Donate the land to FCPA. Sell the pools to private operators. Go on living life without the extra expense and burden.

        • Greg

          Works for me; but it may be easier said than done. Restating the RA governing documents some years ago, which accomplished very little, cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. RA is now worse than ever and failing in its most basic functions.

          Also, socialist Bob Simon had a lot of poison pills inserted in the original governing documents so that his idealistic vision of what ought to be could never be changed. For example, some of Reston’s clusters and condos require 100% affirmative votes of all owners and mortgagees to change so much as a single letter of the governing documents. 100% unanimous consent.

          This (and hudgins’ absurd requirement for “workforce” housing) is largely why the Lake Anne redevelopment has failed despite millions of dollars that the county and others have wasted toward that end.

          Also, this is why RELAC persists despite its many shortcomings, very poor performance and comfort offered, and exorbitant costs.

  • 30yearsinreston

    Is Fulkerson available ?

    She’s tanned,rested and ready
    Besides she is experienced

  • From the Tree

    This is a VERY half-assed and risky first set of renovations to @restononline CEO and staff position oversight, there should be COMPLETE oversight and coupe prevention.

    RA Board and Staff Relationship Doc https://www.scribd.com/document/379887508/Resolution-RA-Board-and-Staff-Relationship

  • From the Tree

    There is a distinct history of structured infiltration and hostile coupe in Reston, now that the gangs know what’s inside it is easier to stage a hostile takeover for corrupt dealings like Fairfax County and the golf courses. The situation must be balanced. No excuse for treason in the ideal planned future-modernist utopia. TreesOn!

    • The Constitutionalist

      I left my house yesterday only to be nearly mugged by a hostile coupe! Luckily, I was able to escape and find safety into the nearby trees. The low clearance of the vehicle didn’t allow it to follow me so it drove on, probably prowling for the next person to attack.

  • Donald

    Ganesan, Carr and Hebert taking the lead to add two new Directors, a CEO and a CFO.

    What could go wrong?

    Changes to Fiscal Committee powers, board relations with the CFO, and the in-house Counsel already underway.

    Buckle up.


    • 30yearsinreston

      Why Dont you apply for the job
      If fulkerson can do it, it cant be that hard

      • Donald

        I wouldn’t report to that trio even if my life depended on it.


        • fred

          Its funny you have all these ideas, want certain things done and seem to know how the board should be run but never do anything.

        • lmao

          You take on the whole community with your posts but you have trouble with “that trio”

      • The Constitutionalist

        I think the irony of this comment is lost on you a bit.

  • EliteinReston

    Proofreading is complicated.

    • Greg

      Who knew fulkerson was a longtime RA advocate.

      Given how much fulkerson was paid, we suppose advocacy made cents. Lots of cents. For fulkerson, of course.

  • Ray Wedell

    Please pass on my prayers and sympathy to David Bobzien and his family. He will have a very difficult struggle, and we should all rally behind him and his family.


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