Reston Community Center Begins Search For Board of Governors Candidates

The Reston Community Center is looking for candidates to run for seats on the Board of Governors

The position is available for citizens 18 or older from Small District 5. The Board of Governors is in charge of the oversight of RCC and consists of nine members. 

Interested candidates must fill out a Candidacy Statement and have it completed by 5 p.m. on August 5. The statements will become available online on the community center website on August 1 at 9 a.m., according to a statement released by the RCC. Filling out the Candidacy Statement allows candidates’ names to appear on the Preference poll ballot.

The Preference Poll, an annual community event held to guide the selection of Board members, will fill three positions with three-year terms this year, according to the statement. Voters consist of residents and businesses of Small District 5. Online and mail-in voting, as well as walk-in voting, will be available September 11 until October 2 at 5 p.m. Mail-in ballots must be received by October 1 at 5 p.m. 

The Preference Poll event also includes the establishment of RCC policies for its programs and budget. 

The RCC Board of Governors was initially created by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to “represent the interests of taxpayers” when deciding policies and financial oversight, according to the statement. RCC Board members also represent RCC at social, recreational, cultural and educational events throughout Reston. 

All votes from the preference poll go to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to make the official RCC Board appointments.

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