Week in Reston

Week in Reston


<bt>In the May 26 article, "Budget 'Windfall' to Aid County Schools," Lisa Fagan was incorrectly listed as a member of the Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities. She is the special education representative to the Dranesville PTA.

Also, Carmen Sanchez's name was misspelled.

<sh>RA Puts Referendum on Hold

<bt>Reston Association's Board of Directors voted Thursday night to delay a referendum to overhaul the organization's governing documents. The board will vote again this fall to decide when the referendum will actually be sent out to RA's roughly 21,000 members. The amendments to the governing documents are intended to give RA more financial flexibility to continue maintaining the current level of service provided by Reston's homeowners association. The delay on the vote is intended to give RA more time to evaluate the current state of its capital assets and to weigh the prudence of buying a new headquarters or continuing to lease its building at Isaac Newton Square.

<sh>First Step: Lake Anne Study

<bt>A Request for Proposal to study the economic and infrastructure needs of Lake Anne Village Center was released by Fairfax County Friday afternoon. When the study is eventually completed, the data will be used in the effort to revitalize and redevelop portions of the Lake Anne shopping area, the first village center in Reston. The Lake Anne Revitalization project is intended to boost business at Lake Anne shops and restaurants, possibly by adding several hundred new housing units within walking distance of the plaza.

<sh>Simon Named District's 'Lord'

<bt>Robert E. Simon Jr., the founder of Reston, has been selected as the Hunter Mill District's Lord of Fairfax. Each year, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors selects two people from each district who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service, heroism, or other special accomplishments for the award.

In 1961, Simon purchased 6,750 acres of land in Fairfax County for a residential planned community that would become Reston. In 1966, he was honored by the federal government with Housing and Urban Development's first Urban Pioneer Award. Simon's Reston Concept has led to an internationally recognized landmark model for planned communities, and was commended in 2002 by the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is also responsible for creating the Planned Community Archives, Inc., at George Mason University.

The Lords and Ladies of Fairfax will be presented by the Board of Supervisors during its Monday, June 7 meeting at 9 a.m. Later that same day, the Lords and Ladies will be the honorees at a special dinner hosted by Mike's American Grill in Springfield.

<sh>Reston Calendar

<cal2>Reston Association Board Planning and Evaluation Committee Meeting. Wednesday, June 2 at Reston Association building at Isaac Newton Square.

Reston Community Center Board of Governors Meeting. Monday, June 7 at 8 p.m. at Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods.

Public Hearing on Reston Community Center's FY 2006 Budget Proposal. Monday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods.