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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

America's Next Top Smyers: Three Open Positions on RA Board of Directors

Say one thing about the RA: whether it was its headquarters referendum or stream restoration or the proposed indoor rec center/juicery at Brown's Chapel Park, it got a lot of people's attention last year. So you'd think there would be a lot of interest in filling the three open positions on the RA Board of Directors. You would think:

Reston Association Members are invited to attend an Election Information Session on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, 7 p.m. at Reston Association, 1930 Isaac Newton Square.

Reston Association is seeking candidates to fill three open positions on the Board of Directors this spring. These positions are one at-large director, the North Point District director and the Lake Anne/Tall Oaks director.  Directors determine the Association’s goals and policies, making a significant and lasting contribution to the community. For additional information log on to Reston Association’s Web site, or call 703-435-6512.
The proposed changes to Reston's master plan promise to make the upcoming years even more important for our community's future. It'll be interesting to see who steps up and throws their hats into the ring to lead the RA.


  1. well maybe I should of put it here excuse me for double posting:150 words each. Words in excess to be chopped off by RA election committee
    Qualifications: I sharpen scissors and knives at farmers markets and hair salons. Scissors and knives, our most basic appliance can in use become dull and unusable. By restoring them to usefulness instead of throwing them away or leaving them in a drawer it saves the cook, hairstylist or consumer time and money. A knife that cuts instead of tears food is a joy to use and a hair scissor for example that cuts rather than slides or folds hair is not only a joy to use but can actually prevent hand injuries. If elected I would hope to bring this same resourcefulness to the Reston Association. I would like it for citizens to be able to use and to perform their will in the Reston Association with less expense and more joy fulfilling Robert Simon’s vision of the best place on the planet a person can live, work and find recreation.
    Goals: In order to be a community it is important that Reston have lines of communication that goes both ways. Unfortunately in the past we have had mostly institutional type information from the Reston Association which often makes it seem like a hierarchy. I would like to change that by having a weekly printed newspaper coupled with an internet newspaper devoted to Reston. It would allow citizen to citizen communication and citizen to the RA board communication so that the board could then implement the needs of its citizens. It could largely be self supporting which might help Reston businesses.
    I would favor more decisions being voted on in referendum votes WITHOUT board input.
    I will never vote for expensive feasibility studies without a clear mandate from the people of Reston.
    I am here to work for you and would appreciate your vote.

  2. Tonight at RA is also to be a Winter party for Volunteers and those who want someday so it seems to me a doubly good time to come out. We can meet the announced candidates, learning about getting elected to the board and then...go to the party.

  3. Sorry this is way off topic, please don't punt me off this blog because am inappropriate and live in S S Reston (Oakton off Fox Mill) - To Anonymous 1/13/10 11:48 am: do you sharpen Japanese nippers, called Nigiri basami? e.g. If so, email me at Thanks!

  4. Anon 1:03

    If you find out the names of the announced candidates, please post them here. Okay?

  5. I vote for Restonian as our new Director of RA! And Gulag and HCKB as the other board members. Do I have a second?

  6. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonJanuary 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    In all seriousness, I'd also like to suggest that BiCO consider running for the Board of Directors from Lake Anne/Tall Oaks. I know not everyone here agrees with his viewpoints (to put it mildly), but he does bring energy and conviction to his belief of what Reston should be. BiCO would also bring youth to the board; I find it refreshing to see a 20-something like him with such a sense of civic interest and involvement.

    So, BiCO, are you going to toss your hat into the ring?

  7. Bico isn't a homeowner, he can't run.

  8. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonJanuary 15, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    Buy, BiCO, buy!


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