Get Involved by Entering the Race for a Seat on the RA Board President's Perspective Nov 21 2013 Ken Knueven Board President People often ask me why I continue to serve on the Board of Directors for Reston Association, and while the clichéd answers are actually true – I believe in giving back to my community, public service is in my blood and I believe it is my civic responsibility – the biggest reason is actually very simple. I love Reston. With that commitment as the foundation of most of my volunteer choices, the next steps are rather obvious. I do whatever I can to ensure Reston is maintained, cared for and guided by those who have its best interests at heart, and act in a fiscally responsible manner to protect its future, and the future of all who call it home. The association’s Board of Directors is an elected body of volunteer RA members who are charged with carrying out the purposes of the association which include, but are not limited to: To interpret, administer and enforce the protective covenants and restrictions For the benefit of the members, to acquire, own, sell, mortgage, convey, encumber, and lease property and maintain such property in neat and good order To assess, collect and disburse the assessments To promote the peace, health, comfort, safety and general welfare of the members Reston Association relies on the commitment and dedication of its members to provide the leadership and direction needed to guide us into the next 50 years. If you are interested in helping to steer the ship, then consider running for the RA Board of Directors. Three seats will be open in the spring: − Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director for a three-year term − At-Large Director for a one-year term − At-Large Director for a three-year term − Apartment Owners Representative for a three-year term To qualify you must: − Be a member of the Reston Association – either a renter or property owner − Complete a Statement and a Petition of Candidacy − If you run for a district seat, you must live in that district Plan on attending an Election Information Session on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in the RA Conference Center to have questions answered or to take the next step towards being a part of the board. Forms must be filed by 5 p.m., Feb. 3, 2014. Candidacy forms and other election information can be found online at www.reston.org. The election is open to property owners and renters within Reston Association. Details or questions: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-435-6512.