Reston Community Center has issued a call for candidates to run for seats on the Board of Governors, a nine-member body that oversees RCC.
Candidates for one of three open positions with three-year terms must complete candidacy filings by 5 p.m. on August 15 (Wednesday).
Each year, candidates are selected through a community preference poll with votes cast by residents and businesses located in Small District 5, a geographical area that broadly applies to Reston zip codes.
Online and mail-in balloting and walk-in voting will run from September 7 through September 29 until 5 p.m. Mail-in ballots must be received before 5 p.m. on September 27.
The Board of Governors establishes RCC policies, sets priorities for programs and makes decisions about the budget. The body was established by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, which will appoint board members based on votes cast.
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The Reston Citizens Association is seeking candidates for the eight open district and at-large seats for its 13 member Board of Directors.
That’s over 60 percent of the total board.
Four At-Large Director seats are up for grabs, each for a three-year term.
The Town Center/Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Director position is open for a three-year term and the South Lakes District Director seat is up for a two-year term.
Two open North Point Director positions are also seeking candidates, with one- and two-year terms respectively .
To run in the election from June 7-22, Reston residents are required to file candidate forms by May 30.
A press release from the RCA stated that “to run for a director seat, you must live in Small Tax District 5, be a Reston resident 18 years or older, and vote in designated precincts/polling places within Reston districts.’
Four people will have their names on the ballot for an August election to fill an At-Large vacancy on the Fairfax County School Board.
Challengers for the seat include Chris S. Grisafe, supported by the Fairfax County Republican Committee; and Karen A. Keys-Gamarra, supported by the Fairfax County Democratic Committee. Sandra D. Allen and Michael H. Owens will also be on the ballot.
Jeannette Hough, who was elected to the Board in 2015, stepped down from the position effective June 1. The term will run through the end of December 2019.
Prospective voters must be registered by Aug. 15 to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 29 election.