The Reston Association recently made several key edits to the draft of the 2020-2022 strategic plan, which is up for final approval on Thursday (Dec. 19).
Potential changes in the plan, drafted in November, include:
- working with Fairfax County officials to ensure developments align with the Reston Master Plan
- hosting more public forums to discuss land use and strategize with the community
- increasing community leadership and RA’s public reputation
- adjusting the association’s budget plans
RA CEO Hank Lynch will present the latest draft of the strategic plan, which is currently available online, before the final vote by the RA this week.
The draft addresses concerns about efficient and productive land use around Reston.
A section of the strategic plan said that the “RA will be actively engaged in the continuous land-use development process in Reston.”
By 2022, operation costs for the Reston Association are expected to rise to $17.9 million, but revenues are expected to increase proportionally by 2.5% as well, according to RA documents.
In 2019, the RA made $300,o00 more than expected, according to the documents.
“When revenues exceed plan and expenses are below budget, it is an indicator of a well-managed organization,” according to the documents. “Reston Association is such an organization.”
When polled by the RA, 73% of community members said they either considered the organization to be good or excellent, while 13% ranked the condition as poor.
A list of proposed goals included several ways that the association could improve public opinion — including the integration of more public forums.
The RA Board will vote to finalize the matter at its meeting on Thursday (Dec. 19) at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Data in graph via Reston Association
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