RESTON, VA – At the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins requested and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved appointment of three Reston residents to the nine-member Reston Community Center Board of Governors. The three-year terms for Beverly Cosham, Michelle A. Moyer and Paul D. Thomas will begin on November 7, 2016 and will expire in 2019. Their appointments are based on the results of the Annual Preference Poll for Reston Community Center’s Board of Governors positions which was held in September.
Voting in the 2016 Reston Community Center Preference Poll concluded at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30. Counting was conducted by Votenet Solutions’ eBallot – a secure online voting platform. Votenet Solutions is an independent contractor providing the electronic and mail-in ballot processing. The League of Women Voters of Fairfax verified and entered ballots dropped in the voting boxes at RCC facilities into the electronic voting website. A total of 1,568 valid ballots were cast in this year’s poll. Vote tallies by candidate were as follows:
- Beverly Cosham – 1,327
- Michelle A. Moyer – 1,342
- Paul D. Thomas – 1,378
Beverly Cosham is currently Chairman of the RCC Board of Governors and will return for her sixth term on the Board. She is a 49-year Reston resident who was a founding member of both Reston Community Players and Reston Chorale. She has held leadership roles with the Lorton Arts Foundation, Arts Council of Fairfax County Arts Advisory Board, the Actors’ Center board, the Lorton Re-use Committee and the Reston Community Orchestra Board of Directors.
Michelle A. Moyer is a 28-year Reston resident who currently serves on the RCC Board of Governors as the Board’s Vice Chair and Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee. She has held leadership roles with Reston Masters Swim Team, Reston Swim Team Association, various parent-teacher associations, the South Lakes High School All Night Grad Party committee, the Fellowship Square Corporate Board and her cluster board.
Paul D. Thomas is a former teacher and coach and will serve as the newest member of the RCC Board of Governors. A Reston resident since age 3, he has held leadership positions with Reston Association, Reston Historic Trust, Reston Swim Team Association and the Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force.
With appointment of these three board members, Reston Community Center’s Board of Governors becomes a “majority minority” board for the first time in its history. The leadership profile of the Board of Governors reflects RCC’s longstanding commitment to inclusion and celebration of Reston’s diversity. “I look forward to continuing to work productively with RCC to achieve Reston’s founding goals for outstanding quality of life for all who live and work here,” said Supervisor Hudgins. “This diverse and engaged board provides RCC with policy direction and fiscal oversight that results in the great programs and services it offers Reston.”