RA News
Jan. 1, 2016
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter




Reston Station
The Silver Line provides rail transportation from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington. The first phase of the Silver Line opened on July 26, 2014. Click here for more information on the Silver Line and the Wiehle-Reston East station.


On the Rise
New projects and construction continue around Reston. Keep up with all the latest news by visiting the Development & Future of Reston section of RA's website.


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New Year's Closing
Reston Association offices, including the Nature House and Central Services Facility, are closed today in observance of the holiday.

Video: Elections Motion Approved

In its last meeting of 2015, the Reston Association Board of Directors approved a motion that will amend two elections/referenda-related resolutions intended to bolster the confidentiality of individuals' voting records.

While the association will continue to publish aggregated voter turnout reports, including but not limited to turnout percentage by voting district and property type, board directors decided it was in the best interest of members to not release information about who voted in any RA election or referendum.

Click here to read more about the amendments or click the image above to watch the entire Dec. 17 meeting, which included a presentation from the the Tetra Working Group and an update on the association's technology-related initiatives.
pathPathway Closed for Repairs
In anticipation of winter weather, Reston Association is contracting with Lake Services to repair the clogged underground drain which has allowed water to seep across the pathway near the Lake Thoreau dam. The contractor will install a new interceptor trench which is designed to collect the groundwater and direct it under the nearby pathway.

It is estimated to take one to two weeks to complete the project. The pathway around Lake Audubon will be closed beginning Jan 4. Please contact Nicki Bellezza with any questions or concerns at 703-435-6560 or nicki@reston.org.
rngcGolf Course Saga Continues
Legal representatives of Reston National Golf Course filed notice on Dec. 22 indicating they will bring the ongoing land-use battle against Reston Association and other individuals to the Virginia Supreme Court.

RN Golf Management is seeking to overturn a Fairfax County Circuit Court decision from last fall that requires any redevelopment of the course be preceded by the filing of specific plans with the county. The court's decision supported the county's zoning administrator's earlier ruling which sided with RA. Community and grassroots groups, such as Rescue Reston, are also involved in the fight to preserve the course and the open space. Click here to read more.
internParks & Rec Spring Internship
Reston Association is taking applications for an intern position within the Parks & Recreation Department. Responsibilities include administrative support and customer service. The intern assists the events supervisor in planning, implementing and evaluating a variety of events and programs for all ages throughout the Reston community. Click here to read more about the job requirement or go to http://careers.reston.org/ for information about all RA position openings.
clayCourts Closed for the Season
tennis ball Reston Association's clay tennis courts are closed for the season. Lighted courts at Lake Newport and Shadowood will remain open until 9 p.m. daily through mid-February. Click for more facility information.
electionsCounty Seeks Election Officers
The Fairfax County Office of Elections is currently recruiting voters to serve as election officers a few days a year, including the upcoming 2016 elections. Election officers are needed at each of the 241 precincts in the county to run the polls and assist the voters.

Election officers are offered a stipend of $175 for serving a full day. Residency in Fairfax County is not required. To apply, call the office at 703-324-4735. You can also email or visit the Office of Elections website for more information.
 Save the Date: Reston Home Expo

Reston Association will host the Home & Garden Expo on Saturday, April 30. This is a great opportunity for businesses to share their products and services with Reston's homeowners. Click for more information.
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 RA's volunteer program consists of members in our community working in a variety of capacities. Volunteers are RA's strongest line of communication with the community. Each year a diverse group of RA members donates thousands of hours to the association. Through their dedication, we are able to provide a wide range of high-quality programs, services and events that make Reston a great place to Live, Work, Play and Get Involved.  

multimodalMultimodal Committee Forming
The Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee was established by the Board of Directors in Sept. 2015 in support of its strategic focus on leading sustainable change in Reston.

Reston Association is now seeking volunteers to participate as members of this committee. To apply for appointment, download a Committee Volunteer Application Form and submit to Sabrina Tadele no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 using the instructions on the form.