Friday, March 18, 2016

Reston Citizens Association Announces that the Supporters of Rescue Reston Will be Honored as 2015 Citizen of the Year

Update: Please RSVP so we may plan for refreshments and seating.

March 18, 2016                                 John Hanley, Chair, Citizen of the Year Committee

Rescue Reston and all constituents will be recognized at the RCA Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 24, 2016

[RESTON, VA]—March 18, 2016— The annual Reston Citizen of the Year Award traditionally honors an individual who has contributed to the quality of life in Reston, helped others in need and acted with the goals of Reston in mind, without thought of personal benefit or recognition.

This year, the Reston Citizens Association (RCA) is proud to announce that the 2015 Reston Citizen of the Year will be awarded to the supporters of Rescue Reston, a grassroots organization comprising thousands of Restonians who came together to defend Reston National Golf Course as open green space and succeeded in doing so after mounting a long and resolute public campaign and legal battle. 

“Typically, RCA has awarded the honor to an individual from Reston, but chose Rescue Reston for 2015 because it greatly represents the things that make Reston very unique –- strong community involvement and passion for core founding principles such as preserving open green space and having ample recreational facilities within the community,” said Sridhar Ganesan, president, RCA. 

“Thousands of citizens united behind the Rescue Reston cause which resulted in a great public common good for Reston.  Being an association of, by and for the citizens, RCA is proud to honor this organization that represents a citizen-led movement,” he said. 

The Rescue Reston community will be honored at the annual RCA Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 24, 2016. The award ceremony is open to the public at no cost, and will be held starting at 6 p.m. at the Reston Community Center’s Community Room. After the ceremony, light refreshments will be served.

When:  Sunday, April 24, 2016, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Where: Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, Community Room
            2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

The public and media are welcome and encouraged to attend the event. Learn more about Rescue Reston  For more information on this event, please email John Hanley at  granicvs @ and look for updates on Facebook at RestonRCA.

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RCA is a non-profit organization serving over 60,000 people who live in small tax district #5. It was founded in 1967 to promote and protect Reston’s founding principles by serving as a non-partisan forum for all residents and as a community advocate with county and state government. RCA is the only community wide, non-partisan organization in which all
Reston residents have a voice.

For more information, please visit RCA’s website

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