We noticed an oblique "web log" reference to this yesterday, and now it's official: Reston Association CEO Milton Matthews is leaving his job on Sept. 30.
Here's the Reston Association statement, which is the kind of late-Friday news dump those of us in the Washington, D.C. media (if you consider a crappy blog part of the "Washington, D.C. media") have grown accustomed to:
The Reston Association Board of Directors announced that Milton W. Matthews will be leaving as CEO of the Reston Association later this year. On Thursday, Matthews announced his departure plans to the Association’s senior leadership team.Fortunately for Matthews, Rockville has its own Fake Downtown, if not all of Reston's groovy earth-toned charm. We wish him well.
In the latter part of 2012, Matthews informed the Board of his intentions to move to Rockville, Md., in 2013; as his wife had accepted a position there as city manager – a position with a residency requirement.
The Bylaws of the Association require that its CEO be a resident and Member of the Association; as such, the Board initiated discussions with Matthews on a transition plan. Under that plan, Matthews will continue to serve as CEO until Sept. 30 of this year. The Board has initiated a search for a new CEO and is optimistic that it will name a successor to Matthews later this year. In the meantime, the Board has a high level of confidence in the staff’s ability to keep the Association operating smoothly.