The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the appointments of three Reston residents to the nine-member Reston Community Center Board of Governors at the request of Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine Hudgins during its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
The three-year terms for William Keefe, William Penniman and Vicky Wingert will begin on Nov. 6 and expire in 2020. Their appointments are based on the results of the RCC’s Annual Preference Poll, which was held in September.
Voting in the 2017 Reston Community Center Preference Poll concluded at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29. Counting was conducted by Votenet Solutions’ eBallot online voting platform. Votenet Solutions is an independent contractor providing the electronic and mail-in ballot processing. The League of Women Voters of Fairfax verified and entered ballots dropped in the voting boxes at RCC facilities into the electronic voting website. A total of 1,414 valid ballots were cast in this year’s poll:
William Keefe: 1,169 votes
William Penniman: 1,112 votes
Vicky Wingert: 1,285 votes
Keefe served on the RCC Board of Governors from 2008-13 and 2014-2017, and has served on the Reston Association Board of Directors (2005-08), the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee (1997-2002) and volunteering with Reston Youth Basketball and Cornerstones. He is a 2017 Best of Reston awardee.
Penniman served on the RCC Board of Governors for approximately 10 years, including in leadership positions such as secretary and treasurer. He was RCC's representative on the Reston Master Plan Special Study Task Force and is a member of the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee.
Wingert has been a Reston resident since 1973 and has been active in many community organizations, including two terms on the RCC Board of Governors. She has also worked as the Reston Association’s day camp director, open space director and CEO, as well as president of the RA Board of Directors. She is a former president of the Reston Historic Trust and was a Best of Reston awardee in 2000 and 2017.
The RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment and life-long learning. For more information about programs and events, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.