Friday, July 21, 2017

Draft Agenda - RCA Board of Directors Meeting

July 24, 2017
7:30 - 9:00 pm
National Realty/Hartke Building
11890 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA


ITEM               TIME              TOPIC                                                 PRESENTER

  1.                   7:30                ADOPT AGENDA                                BOARD

  2.                                           APPROVE JUNE MINUTES                GEORGAS

  3.                                           APPROVE TREASURER’S                  LEIGHTON
                                                REPORT

4.                                           CONFIRMATION OF NEW                 ELECTIONS
                                                BOARD MEMBERS                             COMMITTEE

  5.                                           REVIEW BY-LAWS                             HAYS/CALLAGHAN

  6.                                           COMMITTEE STRUCTURE               HAYS

  7.                                           LICENSE PLATE PRESS                     CALLAGHAN
RELEASE

  8.                                           REPORT ON                                       LEIGHTON
                                                ACCESSIBILITY COMMITTEE

  9.                                           PRC/TOWN HALL MEETING            HAYS/CALLAGHAN

 10.                                          OTHER BUSINESS                             BOARD

 11.                  9:00                DATE OF AUGUST MEETING            BOARD

                                                MOTION TO ADJOURN

Friday, July 7, 2017

RCA Seeks Applicants for North Point Director

Reston Citizens Association is seeking a North Point Director for its board. Interested North Point residents (see map) are asked to contact elections@rcareston.com by July 17 at 6:00 p.m.


RCA is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 corporation serving all who live in Small Tax District 5 in Reston. Founded in 1967, RCA is the only community-wide, non-partisan, and action-oriented organization in which everyone that lives, works and plays in Reston has a voice. 

RCA comprises a Board of Directors serving three-year terms who are elected by Reston residents (16 or older). To achieve its mission and goals, RCA utilizes independent committees and collaborates with other community and Fairfax County organizations.  RCA is a member of the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Reston Citizens Association Announces New President and New Officers

Reston, VA – June 28, 2017 – The Reston Citizens Association (RCA) welcomes Dennis Hays as President of the Board of Directors. He was elected to replace Sridhar Ganesan, who resigned from the board to serve as Reston Association’s At-Large Board Member and Treasurer.

Hays has served on the RCA Board since 2014 and was recently re-elected to another three-year term. In addition to serving on the RCA board, Hays is Chairman of Fairfax Library Associates, serves on the Friends of the Reston Library Board and is actively involved in Reston Runners.

“I am excited to join a proven network of community leaders who are drawn from the heart of the Reston community,” says Dennis Hayes, President, RCA. “Reston’s founding principles are what drew me to Reston and RCA. As Reston continues to address important issues such as the Planned Residential Community (PRC) zoning amendment, proposals for the new Reston Library and the ever more apparent lack of infrastructure as Reston grows we need to work with the community and build a coalition of voices to preserve the ideals Reston was founded on.”

In addition to Hays’ election the following board changes occurred:

  • Moira Callaghan, North Point District, was appointed as vice president;
  • Joe Leighton, South Lakes District, was re-elected as treasurer;
  • Nick Georgas, At-Large, was re-elected as secretary;
  • Connie Hartke, Hunter Woods district, and Hank Schonzeit, Town Center/Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District were re-appointed; and
  • Izzy Santa, South Lakes District, was elected to the board.

RCA is looking to fill two vacant board seats: At-Large (one-year term) and North Point Director (three-year term). Interested applicants should contact: elections@rcareston.com

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About Reston Citizens Association
Founded in 1967, RCA is the only community-wide, non-partisan and action-oriented organization. Over the years RCA has initiated many significant endeavors, including chartered buses for Reston's earliest residents who commuted to D.C. for work, formation of the Reston Accessibility Committee and the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee. RCA has played a key role in the location of Reston’s high school and middle school and continues to be an active voice in the development of Reston.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Agenda - RCA Board of Directors Meeting

June 26, 2017
7:30 - 9:30 pm

National Realty/Hartke Building
11890 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA


Item
Time
Topic
Disposition
Presenters

7:30 PM
Adopt Preliminary Agenda
Action
RCA Board

7:35 PM
Approve May 22, 2017 Minutes
Action
Nick Georgas

7:40 PM
Approve Treasurer’s Report
Action/
Discussion
Joe Leighton

7:50 PM
Confirmation of Election of new directors
Action
RCA Board

7:55 PM
Election of Officers for 2017-18 Year
Action
New RCA Board/ Monitor

8:15 PM
Adopt Agenda for Rest of Meeting
Action
New RCA Board

8:20 PM
Amended Articles of Incorporation
Discussion
RCA Board

8:30 PM
Election Cmte

Discussion/
Action
Moira Callaghan

8:45 PM
PRC Density
Discussion
RCA Board

9:00 PM
RTC Homeowners Group
Update
Hank Schonzeit

9:10 PM
RCA License Plate Matter
Discussion
John Hanley
12
9:20 PM
Bylaws
Discussion
Dennis Hays
13
9:27 PM
Other Business
Discussion
RCA Board
14
9:29 PM
Time of Next Meeting; Adjourn
Action
RCA Board

Sunday, May 28, 2017

If you want to learn about upcoming property development in Reston and more about proposed changes to Reston’s density watch Reston Association’s May 25, 2017 Board Meeting starting at 1:22.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Population density increase: Fairfax County's new plan



Residents of Reston will be impacted by the proposal





RESTON, Va. - Residents in Virginia may be affected by a new development plan proposed by Fairfax County.
As part of the development plan, Fairfax County's Department of Planning and Zoning intends to increase the overall population density of the area.
According to the president of the Reston Citizen's Association, this means they will increase the density per acre in terms of the number of people from 13 to 16.
The president added that this means the effect of the proposal could be as high as 30,000 new people being added to the area. This could create a serious problem for drivers.
"A bigger problem for us already here is transportation. To get across the Dulles Toll Road takes a very long time [during] peak time [in the] morning as well as the evening on both sides going across Wiehle [and] Reston Parkway as well as Fairfax County Parkway. Now, imagine adding another 30,000 or 40,000 people to that," said Sridhar Ganesan, President, Reston Citizen's Association. 
The Reston Citizen's Association will meet on May 24 for a public hearing held by the county. After that, recommendations will be sent to the Board of Supervisors.

[Minor clarification: May 24th is the date for a third public hearing to be held at Lake Anne Elementary school in Reston. On May 22nd, the RCA Board will meet with Supervisor Cathy Hudgins at its regular board meeting and RCA will have an opportunity to discuss the PRC amendment and other issues.]

Agenda - RCA Board of Directors Meeting


May 22, 2017
7:30 - 9:30 pm


National Realty/Hartke Building, 11890 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA

Item
Time
Topic
Disposition
Presenters

  1.  
7:30 PM
Supervisor Cathy Hudgins

Potential Topics:
·      Communications
·      PRC Amendment
·      RTCN & Library
·      Transportation
·      LA Redevelopment
·      Parking
·      Other
Discussion

Supervisor Hudgins
RCA Board

  1.  
8:30 PM
Adopt Agenda
Action
RCA Board

  1.  
8:35 PM
Approve April 24, 2017 Minutes
Action
RCA Board

  1.  
8:40 PM
Approve Treasurer’s Report
Action
RCA Board

  1.  
8:45 PM
RCA Elections Committee
Update/ Discussion
Moira Callaghan, Nick Georgas/ RCA Board

  1.  
9:00 PM
PRC Amendment Follow up
Discussion
Sridhar Ganesan/ Dennis Hays

  1.  
9:05 PM
Reston National Golf Course
Discussion
Connie Hartke

  1.  
9:10 PM
Reston Town Center Parking
Update
Sridhar Ganesan

  1.  
9:15 PM
Other Business
Discussion
RCA Board

  1.  
9:29 PM
Time of Next Meeting; Adjourn
Action
RCA Board