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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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Two incumbents and a newcomer will join the Reston Community Center’s Board of Governors for a three-year term that begins in early November.

Incumbents Beverly Cosham and Paul Thomas, as well as newcomer Laurie Dodd, will begin their terms on Nov. 4. The candidates earned the most votes in RCC’s annual preference poll, which is used to guide board appointments.

At the request of Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed the three Reston residents to the board.

Michelle Moyer will leave the board after serving two three-year terms.

RCC wrote the following about the winning candidates:

Beverly Cosham is the current Chair of the RCC Board of Governors. She has served on RCC’s Board for six terms. She has been a resident of Reston since the 1960s and is active in many other civic and arts organizations, including the Reston Community Orchestra, the Reston Chorale and the Reston Community Players. She has served three terms on the Advisory Board of ARTSFAIRFAX. 

Laurie Dodd has lived in Reston for more than 20 years. She is an attorney in private practice. She has served on the boards of Reston Swim Team Association, Reston Children’s Center and her church. Dodd has been an active volunteer with Coalition for a Planned Reston, Rescue Reston, Reston Runners and the Embry Rucker Shelter, among others. 

Paul Thomas will serve his second term on the RCC Board of Governors. He grew up in Reston and has served many community organizations, including Reston Association, the Reston Swim Team Association and the Reston Historic Trust. He also served on the Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force, and is currently president of the South Lakes High School PTSA.

Thomas received the most votes (1,637), while Dodd came in second with 1,384 votes. Cosham earned 1,337 votes while Moyer received 1,219 votes and Robert Petrine received 1,143 votes.

Photo via RCC

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Wednesday Morning Notes

Herndon-based Company Acquires Silicon Valley Company — iDirect Government, a Herndon-based unit of Singapore’s ST Engineering paid $20 million in cash to acquire Glowlink Communications Technology. [iDirect Government]

Reston Semi-Annual Book Sale Kicks Off Today — The book sale is open for Reston Friends today from 5-8 p.m. at Reston Regional Library. It will open up to the public for the rest of the week. [Reston Regional Library]

Last Week to Vote in Preference Poll — The deadline to vote in Reston Community Center’s annual preference poll for online and in-person ballots is on Friday, Sept. 27. Mailed ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26. [Reston Community Center]

‘Meet Me at the Movies’ for Seniors — Reston Association and Reston Town Center Bow Tie Cinemas presents the 25th anniversary of the movies series. This month, seniors can watch “The Best of Enemies” at 9:15 a.m. at the cinema. [Reston Town Center]

Staff Photo by Jay Westcott

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Thursday Morning Notes

Thursday Takeover with Lululemon — Enjoy a 45-minute sweat session at the Reston Town Center’s pavilion with Lululemon ambassador Cameron. Class is free and begins at 6 p.m. [Reston Town Center]

New Exhibit Comes to Signature — Maremi Andreozzi’s work will be on display at the Greater Reston Arts Center’s satellite gallery at the apartment building in Reston Town Center. The exhibition, “Hidden Histories,” begins today and runs through January 7. [Greater Reston Arts Center]

Voting Now Open for Reston Community Center Preference Poll — Voting is now open for this year’s preference poll, which offers five candidates for three, three-year positions on RCC’s Board of Governors. [Reston Community Center]

Photo via vantagehill/Flickr

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Candidate filing is now open for Reston Community Center’s Board of Governors.

RCC is seeking to fill three seats on the nine-member board, which oversees policies, programs and financing planning for the center.

Residents from Small District 5 who are age 18 or older are eligible to run. Candidates must complete a candidacy statement for names to be placed on the preference poll ballot.

The filing deadline is August 15 at 5 p.m. Forms are available online.

Voting will run from September 6 through September 27. The deadline for mailed ballots is September 26 at 5 p.m. and September 27 at 5 p.m. for online or walk-in ballots.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will appoint members to serve on the board after voters indicate their preferences in the annual poll. Each member will serve a three-year term.

Logo via Reston Community Center

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Reston Community Center has announced the voting schedule to fill three seats on its Board of Governors.

Voting in the annual preference poll will begin on September 6. RCC is seeking candidates for the seats, which have three-year terms. Residents of Small District 5 who are age 18 or above are eligible to run.

Candidates can submit a candidacy statement between August 1 and August 15 to have their names included on the preference poll ballot. Registration forms will be available at RCC Hunters Woods and RCC Lake Anne, as well as online beginning August 1.

A candidate photo session and orientation is set for August 15. Voting takes place from September 6 through September 27, until 5 p.m.

The Board of Governors is a nine-member body that overseeing policies, programming and finances for RCC.

Logo via Reston Community Center

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