RESTON, VA — Reston Community Center (RCC) is seeking interested candidates to run for seats on its Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is a nine-member body responsible for oversight of RCC. All residents of Small District 5, ages 18 or older, are eligible to run for appointment to the RCC Board of Governors. Candidates must complete a Candidacy Statement in order to have their names placed on the Preference Poll ballot. Candidacy Statements will be available at RCC facilities or online at www.restoncommunitycenter.com beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 1. The deadline for candidacy filing is 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 15.
The Preference Poll is a community event held annually to guide selection of members to serve on the Board of Governors. The Board establishes the overall policies for RCC and priorities for its programs and budget. Members also represent RCC at social, recreational, cultural and educational activities in Reston. Each year, typically, candidates for three seats on the Board of Governors are subject to a community preference poll with voting by residents and businesses located in Small District 5 (largely Reston ZIP codes).
This year’s Preference Poll will fill three positions for three-year terms. Online and mail-in balloting and walk-in voting will be available from September 10 through October 1 until 5:00 p.m. Mail-in ballots must be received by RCC’s counting agent no later than September 30 at 5:00 p.m. There will be a Candidates Forum held at RCC Hunters Woods on September 9 at 6:30 p.m. The forum will be broadcast via RCC’s Facebook Live feed.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors established the RCC Board of Governors to represent the interests of the taxpayers of Small District 5 in establishing policies and providing financial oversight of RCC. The RCC Board appointments are made by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors after voters have made their preferences known in the annual poll.
For more information on the 2021 RCC Preference Poll or Board of Governors, please visit our website at www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.