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RA Serves Homeowners

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Robin Smyers

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Mark Watts

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Kathleen Driscoll McKee

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Frank Lynch

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Cheryl Beamer

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Joe Leighton

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Tim McMahon

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Richard Chew

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Paul Thomas

An association not only of homeowners but of renters of properties, the Reston Association owns and operates Reston's community-wide recreational facilities, such as pools and tennis courts, and looks after more than 1,000 acres of lakes and other open space, including the Vernon J. Walker Nature Center. RA is a nonprofit corporation.

All members of the board of directors are elected by residents; one board member represents the apartment complexes for Reston.

The board holds open meetings at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month. The meetings are taped and shown later on Comcast Channel 28. RA's headquarters are at 1930 Isaac Newton Square, off Wiehle Avenue near Sunset Hills Road. RA directors make themselves available for informal discussions with residents before each meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m.

An important part of RA's structure is the Design Review Board (DRB), which must approve all changes proposed for the exterior of houses. To contact the DRB about any proposed exterior changes, call 703-437-9580.

Several RA committees are made up of area residents and advise the board on matters such as lake ecology, natural areas, pathways, recreation and public arts. For information, call 703-437-9580.

Robin Smyers

President, Lake Anne/Tall Oaks

rlsmyers@aol.com

Mark Watts

Vice President, At-Large

mwatts@cst-cpa.com

Kathleen Driscoll McKee

Secretary, South Lakes

kathleendriscollmckee@gmail.com

Frank Lynch

North Point

frank.lynch1@gmail.com

Cheryl Beamer

Hunters Woods/Dogwood

cherylbeamer@verizon.net

Tim McMahon

Apartment Owners’ Representative

tim.mcmahon@restoninterfaith.org

Richard Chew

At-Large

Rc4ra@c2va.com

Joe Leighton

At-Large

Joe_leighton@comcast.net

Paul Thomas

At-Large

Padloreston@spamex.com