Week in Reston

Week in Reston

RCC Seeks Candidates for Board of Governors

Reston Community Center (RCC) is seeking interested candidates to run for seats on its Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is a nine-member body responsible for oversight of RCC. All residents of Small District 5, age 18 or older, are eligible to run for appointment to the RCC Board of Governors. Candidates must complete a Candidacy Statement in order to have their names placed on the Preference Poll ballot. Candidacy Statements will be available at RCC facilities or online at www.restoncommunitycenter.com beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1. The deadline for candidacy filing is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

The Preference Poll is a community event held annually to guide selection of members to serve on the Board of Governors. The Board establishes the overall policies for RCC and priorities for its programs and budget. Members also represent RCC at social, recreational, cultural and educational activities in Reston. Each year, typically, candidates for three seats on the Board of Governors are subject to a community preference poll with voting by residents and businesses located in Small District 5 (largely Reston zip codes).

This year’s Preference Poll will fill three positions for three-year terms. Online and walk-in voting will be available from Sept. 8 through Sept. 29 until 5 p.m. Mail-in ballots must be receiver ed by RCC’s Counting Agent no later than Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m.

Vendors Sought for Reston Multicultural Festival

Reston Community Center is seeking arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and civic organizations of all cultures for the 17th Annual Reston Multicultural Festival. The festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 23,at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston.

All vendors' applications are accepted through July 28, 2017. Interested groups or individuals should fill out the appropriate Vendor Application Form, available at www.restoncommunitycenter.com/mcfhttp://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/mcf. To ensure that your application is reviewed in a timely manner, it is essential that all application guidelines are followed and submitted by the deadline.

Visual artists who wish to participate in the Multicultural Festival art exhibit Art Mirrors Culture should check www.restoncommunitycenter.comhttp://www.restoncommunitycenter.com in mid-July for more information and the Call for Entries. Entry forms will be due on Aug. 18.

Reston Multicultural Festival is a family-oriented event and any material sold or presented must be suitable for all ages and free of any content that would be inappropriate for a diverse, multicultural and multigenerational audience. See application guidelines for more details.

For more information about the festival, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/mcfhttp://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/mcf