Thursday, April 26, 2018

Call for Candidates for RCA Board

If you want to take an active role in the future of Reston, please consider running for a seat on the RCA board!                                                                             
April 26, 2018 

Reston Citizens Association (RCA) announces elections will be held from June 7 to June 22 for four district seats and four at-large seats for its Board of Directors. Restonians interested in joining the RCA Board are invited to file completed candidate forms by May 30, 2018. 

The Reston Citizens Association (RCA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) 3 corporation serving over 60,000 people who live 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 is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors elected by Reston residents with the directors serving three-year terms.

“Reston is unique.   We are a welcoming planned community that balances development, infrastructure, and natural open spaces.  Maintaining this delicate balance has been the key objective of the Reston Citizens Association for the past half century,” said Dennis Hays, President, RCA.  “In the coming year we expect to continue to deal with important issues like the density cap, the preservation and expansion of open space, and focusing the County’s attention on quality of life matters.  We believe an educated and informed community is vital and we rely on dedicated individuals who work together and with other organizations to help us preserve Reston as Reston.  We have a number of positions up for election this year and we always have space for volunteers on our committees.  I hope you will consider joining us by running for the Board and/or joining one of our committees.”

If you want to take an active role in the future of Reston, please consider running for a seat on the RCA board!

As a member of the RCA Board of Directors, you will interact with the community on the issues that impact them, meet with County and other local officials including RA & RTCA, and attend public meetings.  You will collect information, provide analysis and, based upon feedback received from the public, inform various local organizations directly and news outlets about public expectations for outcomes on issues that affect Reston. 
There are eight seats up in the 2018 elections, all for three-year terms unless otherwise stated: Town Center/Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Director, four (4) At-Large Directors, South Lakes District Director (two-year term), and two (2) North Point Directors (one-year term and a two-year term).  Terms begin at the June board meeting. 
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. 
If you want to actively promote Reston’s vision and planning principles and to sustain and enhance its quality of life, please download an application from our website and fill it out.

Your completed application must be sent to by May 30th.  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Reston Citizens Association Election Committee at

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