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Want to Run for RA Board? Here's How

Reston Association to hold an information meeting Dec. 12 to tell you what you need to know to run for office in 2013.

Interested in running for a spot on the Reston Association Board of Directors in 2013?

Three seats are up for grabs in 2013 - the Lake Anne/Tall Oaks  (held by Ken Knueven); North Point (held by Mike Collins); and an at-large spot (held by Joe Leighton, who cannot run again due to term limits).

Go to RA's Board Elections Web page for instructions on how to become a candidate. Those interested in running must file by Feb. 1. The election period is in the spring, with the winners announced in April.

RA will hold an informational meeting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 at their headquarters at 12001 Sunrise Valley Dr. for anyone interested in running for the board.

For Lake Anne/Tall Oaks and North Point seats, you must be a resident of the respective district.

Call 703-435-6512 or e-mail ElectionsCommittee@reston.org for more information.

Michael Sanio November 17, 2012 at 02:49 PM
A great way to contribute to Reston's future, join us!
Cheryl Beamer December 02, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Create awareness in your community for the issues you believe need attention – take this election time to be heard. Running for director on the Reston Association Board gives you a platform to further YOUR ideas and priorities for this community you call home. • What is important to you? • What problems do you believe need priority? • Want to gather more information to test your solutions? Whatever the outcome, many candidates have a payoff of positive outcomes: a) their vision for RA got traction among a larger community audience b) their ideas influenced the sitting Board both directly and indirectly in deciding issues c) they gathered more information to support and refine the solutions they proposed During the RA election, far more of the community is listening than at other times of the year. Sitting directors are approachable. As a director*, I know I am not alone in welcoming candidates over coffee to chat – coffee with candidates is something of a tradition. Shape the community you call home. Run for a seat as RA Director. * RA Director, Hunters Woods / Dogwood District (Cheryl Beamer)

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