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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Please attend the Reston P&Z Meeting on Campus Commons

Please attend the Reston P & Z Meeting 
on Campus Commons    
Monday  Sept. 16th @7:30 pm 
            North County Government Center           
The Campus Commons developer is seeking another vote on its proposed
development at Wiehle and Sunrise Valley this coming MONDAY at the next
Reston Planning & Zoning Committee meeting. The P&Z meeting starts at 7:30
and will first review another project on the agenda first before moving on to the
Campus Commons presentation.

PLEASE ATTEND if you can and wear YELLOW! It is critical to have a good
community turnout for this important hearing since the developer’s project is still on the Fairfax County Planning Commission agenda for 25 September. Your voice is important!

While the developer has just offered to consider a pedestrian bridge at the
Wiehle-Toll Road intersection as well as minor adjustments to building heights,
these are tentative proposals that do not alter the serious concerns over the size, scale, and impact of this large proposal on the residential communities in South Reston and beyond. Further details on those issues can be found in the attached PDF summarizing the questions raised at the 5 September community meeting, along with developer responses and comments.

And please SHARE this announcement with your neighborhoods and clusters to ensure all are informed and to encourage as many affected residents as possible to attend.

Thank you!


Click here to read: Community Concerns by Category

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Vote for sound leadership of the Reston Community Center!

Don’t let your special Reston Tax Assessment Continue to be Wasted!

Elect Laurie Dodd and Bob Petrine in the Reston Community Center (RCC) Board Preference Poll

Voting opened Sept. 3rd (three days ahead of the previously announced Sept 6th start date) and will run to 5:00 PM, Friday, Sept. 27th

  • As a Reston resident or business, you pay an extra tax of 4.7 cents / $100 RE assessed evaluation to support RCC. This equals $140 on a $300,000 or $235 on a $500,000 home every year! Are you getting value for your hard-earned tax dollar?
  • Reston Community Center is owned and run by Fairfax County, but Reston alone pays for it.  
  • The RCC Board of Governors has not been a sound steward of our tax dollars and needs new leadership.

Here’s How to Take Action:

  • Reston residents should receive one ballot per household in the mail. Ballots can be mailed in or dropped off in boxes at Hunters Woods or Lake Anne Centers.  Or vote online @ RCC’s website ( using code printed on your ballot.  NOTE:  Mailed ballots MUST be received by Thursday, Sept. 26th to be counted.
  • Because 3 seats are to be filled in this election, the 3 candidates with the highest number of votes will win.  Three incumbents advantaged with name recognition are running again.  For this reason, please consider voting ONLY for Bob Petrine AND Laurie Dodd.  Voting for 3 seats may well defeat Laurie and Bob’s efforts to represent a NEW perspective on this Board. 


  Candidate Profiles



  • Laurie and husband Steve have lived in Reston for 23 years, raising two children here.

  • An attorney with her own practice, she has been a leader in many local groups.
    • She has been on the board of Reston Swim Team Association, Reston Children’s Center, and her church.
    • She has volunteered with Coalition for a Planned Reston, Rescue Reston, Reston Runners, Embry Rucker Shelter, RA Community Gardens, and PTA.
    • She has testified at numerous meetings of RA, the Board of Supervisors, and the School Board.
  • Laurie ran for the Democratic nomination in the Hunter Mill Supervisor in 2019, finishing second among five candidates.
“During my campaign, I spoke with hundreds of people in Reston. I know Reston residents want to be engaged in shaping the future of Reston Community Center, which has provided cultural, educational, and recreational experiences for our families. I will bring fresh eyes to RCC to see that its programs and facilities are effective and efficient, providing opportunities for people from different social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds to come together.”

  • Bob and his family have lived in Reston for 43 years and knows our town.
  • He and his wife have raised their two children here.
  • Bob has worked in finance and strategic planning throughout his career.
  • Bob has been involved in Reston and DC Metropolitan civic issues for years.
  • He has served on Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee.
  • He was appointed by Supervisor Hudgins to the Riders Advisory Council to WMATA’s Board of Directors – 2009-2010.
  • He has been treasurer of Fairway Cluster for 5 years.
  • For the past 3 years, he has been very active in challenging efforts to amend the County’s zoning ordinance that would eliminate those protections afforded Reston as a planned residential community.
“This is my opportunity to give back to the community that has provided my family and I with innumerable cultural activities and events that have broadened our perspectives opening us to other cultures and societies which have deeply enriched our lives.  I intend to use the executive skills and experiences that I have developed in corporate finance and strategic planning over the past 5 decades to ensure RCC’s fiscal responsibility and program effectiveness.”