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Friday, September 27, 2013

Another RA Board Vacancy After Request to Annex Home Fails

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At a meeting last night, the RA Board of Directors lost its second member this year after a request to add board member Donna Rostant's home outside of Reston Association boundaries to the warm embrace of the RA failed to receive the two-thirds majority required for passage. Give us some good blockquote, BFFs at Patch:
Reston Association at-large director Donna Rostant left the Board of Directors Thursday when her request for adding her home to the association was denied. Under RA rules, a director must be an RA member, and Rostant moved out of RA boundaries last spring.

The board voted 4-2 Thursday for adding Rostant's home at 11101 Chessington, which is not in the Reston Association. Rostant abstained from the vote. However, under RA by-laws, a two-thirds majority of directors present are needed for passage.

Rostant was elected to the three-year board term in 2012, when she was living in a home that was in Reston Association boundaries.

She and her husband purchased the home on Chessington last spring, and Rostant asked that the home be added to RA, which is allowed under RA by-laws.

A home can be added to RA with the written consent of the homeowner and any holder of a deed of trust and a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors during a meeting in which a quorum is present.
So much for our dreams of leveraging that rule to annex much of "Great" Falls. And now, following the spring resignation of former board member Cheryl Beamer and the departure of former CEO Milton Matthews, the RA Board finds itself looking for another new board member this year -- a move acting CEO Cate Fulkerton calls "unprecedented."

In the comments of the Patch article, RA Board member Eve Thompson and President Ken Kneuven credited Rostant for her work with the RA. "Donna served with great energy and thoughtfulness and we will all miss her," Thompson said.


  1. Something tells me there must be something more to being an RA board member than meets the eye. Megalomaniacs, in the land of megalomania?

  2. How about secession from the RA? MUAHAHA! Just kidding, that will never happen. Besides who would want to leave anyway ;)

  3. Secession from the RA is about as possible as seceding from the US. Once you're a part of RA, you are always a part of RA.

    So, if I were to run under the "No Growth is Smart Growth" platform, do you think people could vote for a Convict? I promise not to shutdown RA, unlike the Loons on the HIll, who are holding my job hostage at the moment.

    1. Many would. But since "no growth" means "no new money" and "no more power" due to your honesty you are unlikely to win ;)

    2. I get where you're coming from, but I'm not interested in "new money" nor am I interested in "more power". I am interested in preserving the quality of life that we enjoy in Reston.

      No Growth is Smart Growth

    3. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonOctober 1, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      And here's your campaign slogan, Convict: "Russet is for potatoes, not paint schemes."


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