At its February 24th meeting, the RCA Board of Directors appointed new members to fill three At-Large vacancies on the Board. After advertising the vacancies publicly, the Board interviewed the applicants and made its selections. The following three Restonians were chosen:
Nick Georgas has lived in Reston for 4 1/2 years. He is a landscape architect and planner with experience in the Fairfax County planning and development process. He served on the Public Review subcommittee that revised the environmental chapter of Loudoun County's Facilities Standards Manual. He will bring his expertise on land use and planning issues to the RCA Board, as well as providing a young professional's perspective on the future of Reston.
Yavuz Inanli has lived in Reston for over 2 years. He grew up in Cincinnati, where he developed award-winning anti-drug workshops as a member of a community coalition. He attended college at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he led an effort to reignite interest and participation in student government. He has an interest in transportation issues, particularly Bikeshare and public transportation. He hopes to continue Reston's tradition of being a destination for people to raise their families, regardless of income.
Annmarie Swope has lived in Reston for 12 years. She is the co-chair of the Aldrin PTA Health and Wellness Committee, and she founded and currently co-chairs Aldrin's Business Partnership Committee. She also serves as a Reston Little League coach. She is an experienced marketing and communications professional, and she plans to bring this expertise to RCA. She has a special interest in education and development issues.
The new Board members will serve until the next RCA election in the late spring, at which point they will have the opportunity to run for full terms.