Reston Association Announces Board Candidates

Reston Association Announces Board Candidates

The who, what, where, when, and how as 13 individuals vie for four seats of the RA Board of Directors.

The Reston Association (RA) Elections Committee released their certified list of 13 individuals running for four seats on the RA nine-seat Board of Directors. All races are contested. Reston Association’s nine-member RA board is responsible for determining the long-range mission and goals of the association, establishing RA policies and procedures, monitoring finances, approving budgets and setting the annual assessment rate.

The 2018 candidates include the following:

At-Large Candidates (three-year term, two seats):

Derrick Watkins, Sridhar Ganesan, Aaron Webb, Travis G. Johnson, John Pinkman, Colin Meade and Ven Iyer

At-Large Candidates (1-year term):

David Ballard, Andy Sigle, and Ray Wedell

South Lakes District (3-year term):

Tammi Petrine and Julie Bitzer

Reston Association stresses that important issues are facing Reston. They urge all Reston renters and property owners to vote. According to RA, owners and renters of Reston-based residential property are automatically members of the association, which entitles them to all the benefits, including voting in elections.

According to RA, each candidate completed a Statement of Candidacy and answered specific questions that would offer voters the opportunity to better understand each candidate’s knowledge of the Reston Association. There were two areas of focus. Qualifications such as skills, experience, and attributes that would make a candidate a good RA Board member. Candidates were urged to address experience with Reston Association; other corporate or nonprofit boards; and/or other volunteer activities.

Candidates also had to state their goals as a Reston Association Director. If elected, how would their board service impact Reston Association.

To view the 2018 Board of Directors Election Certified Candidate List with their unedited statements of candidacy search At-Large Candidates - Reston Association

The voting period for the 2018 election is March 5-April 2. Paper ballots will be mailed on March 5. Electronic ballots are also available to members. A link to the electronic ballot will be provided on the home page of during the month-long election period. Results of the election will be announced at the Annual Members' Meeting scheduled for April 10 at Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

The statements will be sent to all eligible voters along with the official ballot. The statements will also be made available to other sources and posted on the Association’s website and used in ballot materials.