On Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the request of Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed three Reston residents to the nine-member Reston Community Center Board of Governors: William G. Bouie, Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt and Gerald Zavala.
Incumbents Bouie, Sechrest-Ehrhardt and Zavala were all appointed for three-year terms expiring in 2018. The appointments were made based upon the official results of the 2015 RCC Preference Poll. Vote tallies were as follows:
Karol Anderson 277
William G. (Bill) Bouie 1,303
Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt 1,435
Gerald Zavala 1,421
Dr. Richard Titus, Ph.D., withdrew his name from consideration on Sept. 17. Since voting began before his withdrawal, voters could still select his name; he received 644 votes via mailed or online ballots. The League of Women Voters handles ballots dropped in ballot boxes at either RCC location. There were 121 of these ballots determined to be eligible; the League of Women voters did not tabulate eligible votes for Dr. Titus.
The three-year terms for Bouie, Sechrest-Ehrhardt and Zavala – all of whom are current RCC Board members – will begin on Nov. 2, 2015.
William G. Bouie has served on the RCC Board since 2003, and served as the Board Chair from 2006 until 2008. He is also the current Chair of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Initiative for Public Art – Reston. He has served in formal and informal roles in many other community organizations, including the Wolf Trap Associates Board of Directors, Reston Hospital Board of Trustees, Reston Little League, Reston Youth Baseball, Reston’s YMCA Board of Management, Friends of Reston, and the United States Olympic Committee’s Project Gold, among others.
Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt has served on the RCC Board since 2012. She is a professional social worker and diversity trainer. In addition to her experience as a former RCC employee, Lisa and her family have participated in numerous RCC programs as patrons. Her experiences as an educator and communicator have focused on celebrating diversity and engaging community members of all backgrounds.
Gerald Zavala has served on the RCC Board since 2012 and currently serves as its treasurer. Zavala is an eight-year resident of Reston. His experience includes work with the Fairfax County Park Foundation, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Cornerstones, Reston Soccer, and Leadership Fairfax.