The race for Reston Association’s At-large director was won by William J. Keefe, who beat out Gerald “Jerry” Volloy, RA’s immediate past executive vice president and Brian “Rock” Brown.
The election results were announced Tuesday night at the Reston Association’s Annual Members Meeting, which was attended by about 50 people. Barbara Aaron’s re-election to director of the Hunters Woods/Dogwood district was also made official. She ran unopposed. Tim McMahon, the Apartment Owner’s Designate, also ran unopposed and was re-elected.
In the race for the at-large director seat, Keefe tallied 3,311 votes to win the election. Volloy received 2,718 votes and Brown received 1,277.
Keefe, a 27-year resident of Reston, had served on RA’s Planning & Zoning Committee and the Reston Community Center’s Governance Committee.
KEEFE’S PRINCIPAL campaign promise was a commitment to Reston’s open spaces, trails, recreation facilities and infrastructure. In his statement of goals, Keefe said, “It is time to revise the Recreation Master Plan and address these new and changing recreation needs.”
“I’m looking forward to helping Reston,” Keefe said at the announcement.
Keefe said that general infrastructure and recreation for children will be two of his chief priorities.
Volloy was Keefe’s toughest challenger. Running on his experience in executive management and service to RA as the executive vice president, Volloy ran a robust campaign, including a direct mail effort.
Brown, a self-proclaimed “idea man,” was the race’s newcomer. He offered fresh ideas during the race, but his campaign fell short.
RA members voted in the elections on the Internet or by mailed ballots that were sent out in March and due back by April 1 for counting.
Also at the meeting, Carolyn Badila and Pat Lenz, both members of the Environmental Advisory Committee, were given RA’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Equity Office at Reston Town Center received RA’s Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award. Vicky Wingert, who served the last three years as one of RA’s at-large directors, was presented an engraved glass vase for “outstanding leadership on behalf of the Reston community.”
Several distinguished guests attended the event, including Congressman James Moran, Del. Kenneth Plum and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerry Connolly.