August 23, 2017
Ken Plum, State Delegate (D-36). Reston resident for 40 years: “My list is long for what I like about living in Reston, but singling out the biggest reason for liking to live in Reston…I would say the people who live in Reston. There is a lot of strife in the world and in our country these days. Reston is an inclusive community with people living here from all over the country and the world. There are incidents among people in our community, but they pale in comparison with human relations in so many parts of the world. Reston residents have wonderful stories to tell of where they are from, how they got here, and what their aspirations are. Our schools are filled with beautiful children that are bright and talented. Our founder Robert E. Simon wanted Reston to be welcoming to all. Is it that the openness of the community to all people makes it a wonderful place to live or is it that the people who come here make it so wonderful? I am proud to call it a home that I love.