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2018 Preference Poll

Serve your Community

You can play a vital role in shaping the future of recreation, cultural and leisure time pursuits in your community by participating in the annual RCC Preference Poll for Board of Governors positions. RCC Board members establish the overall policy and program directions for RCC while providing financial oversight.

Reston Community Center holds an annual Preference Poll to fill seats on its nine-member Board of Governors. Board members work together to establish the overall policy for the Center and to guide its programs and budget. Board members represent Reston Community Center at social, recreational, cultural and educational activities throughout the district as well as function as liaisons to RCC’s community partners.

About the RCC Preference Poll

Reston Community Center (RCC) is devoted to serving the residents and businesses in Small District 5 (SD5). RCC is governed by a nine-person Board of Governors. Each year, RCC conducts a poll of residents and businesses in SD5 to select members of RCC's Board of Governors.

2018 Preference Poll 

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at the request of Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed three Reston residents to the nine-member Reston Community Center Board of Governors: William G. Bouie, Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt and Richard Stillson.

 All three candidates were appointed for three-year terms. Bouie and Sechrest-Ehrhardt were incumbents. Stillson was elected to his first term on the board. The appointments were made based upon the official results of the 2018 RCC Preference Poll. Vote tallies for the five candidates were as follows:

  • Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt                      1,426
  • Richard Stillson                                  1,221
  • William G. (Bill) Bouie                        1,194
  • Gerald Zavala                                     1,036
  • April Tan                                               755

The three-year terms for Bouie, Sechrest-Ehrhardt and Stillson will begin on November 5, 2018. Leaving the board is Gerald Zavala, who served RCC for six years, including four as Treasurer.

William G. Bouie has served on the RCC Board since 2003, and served as the Board Chair from 2006 until 2008. He is also the current chair of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board, and vice chair of the Board of Directors for Public Art Reston. He has served in formal and informal roles in many other community organizations, including the Wolf Trap Associates Board of Directors, Reston Hospital Board of Trustees, Reston Little League, Reston Youth Baseball, Reston’s YMCA Board of Management, Friends of Reston and the United States Olympic Committee’s Project Gold, among others.

Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt has served on the RCC Board since 2012. She is a professional social worker and diversity trainer. In addition to her experience as a former RCC employee, Lisa and her family have participated in numerous RCC programs as patrons. Her experiences as an educator and communicator have focused on celebrating diversity and engaging community members of all backgrounds.

Richard Stillson is a 46-year Reston resident and longtime International Monetary Fund staffer. He was the first president of the advocacy group Reston 2020 and was former chair of Reston Association’s Lakes Committee. He has been active at RCC as an instructor of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) courses.