From left: Beverly A. Cosham, Paul D. Thomas, Shane M. Ziegler.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at the request of Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed three Reston residents to the nine-member Reston Community Center Board of Governors: Beverly A. Cosham, Paul D. Thomas and Shane M. Ziegler.
All three candidates were appointed for three-year terms. Cosham and Thomas were incumbents. Ziegler is new to the RCC Board.
The three-year terms for Cosham, Thomas and Ziegler will begin on November 7, 2022. The appointments were made based upon the official results of the 2022 RCC Preference Poll, which ran from September 9 to September 30, 2022. Vote tallies for the three candidates were as follows:
Paul D. Thomas, 1,277; Beverly A. Cosham, 1,181; Shane M. Ziegler, 1,141
Beverly A. Cosham has served on the RCC Board of Governors since 2001, and she is the current Board chair. She has given decades of service to Reston-area arts groups, including as a founding member of the Reston Chorale and Reston Community Players.
Paul D. Thomas grew up in Reston and was first elected to the RCC Board in 2016. He has served in leadership positions for many Reston organizations, including Reston Association, the South Lakes High School PTSA, and the Fairfax County Human Services Council. Thomas is currently the RCC Board treasurer.
Shane M. Ziegler is the co-founder and President of Reston Forward, a new nonprofit aimed at ensuring new Restonians are connected to their new home through civic education, community service, network and advocacy. Ziegler recently moved to Reston.