The Honorable Catherine M.

Hudgins Hunter Mill District Supervisor Fairfax County Board of Supervisors 12000 Bowman Town Drive Reston, Virginia 20190

August 1, 2011

Dear Supervisor Hudgins: As a longtime resident of the Reston community and a Member of the Reston Association (RA), we know how important it is to you for your place of residency to truly embody the idea of “community”. As you know, RA, one of the largest and oldest community associations in the country, has been viewed as “the Reston community” since its inception. The current vision and mission of RA are reflective of the emphasis on “community” and “services” that have been among the keys to Reston’s success over the past 47 years and will remain integral components as the community transitions through the next phases of its development and redevelopment. In the very near-future, there will be the introduction of mix-used developments, including residential, in the area of the community formerly known as the Reston Center for Industry and Government (RCIG). It is fundamental to all that is “essentially Reston” that these new residents know in advance that there will be a “community” welcoming them and that there are numerous quality of life features, including existing services, programs and amenities available for their use and enjoyment. The Reston Association Board of Directors (BOD) fully understands that the developers/property owners will decide whether the new residents in these areas will become Members of RA or Reston Town Center; yet, the BOD would like to see the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopt a motion now to include in the Reston Master Plan the requirement that all future residential developments, outside of the Reston Town Center Association boundaries, be made a part of the Reston Association. The Reston Association BOD firmly believes that any future residents in these developments need to have a sense of “community” and not be isolated or be fractured in to many smaller components. As part of the Reston Association, the quality of life of residents in these future developments will be sustained and protected by an entity that has a long history as a community services organization, with a well established track record of successfully caring for and administering the community's most precious asset, its real property by:

Preserving property values in Reston through a system of covenants and restrictions that govern the design, maintenance, and use of property, as broadly spelled out in the Deed;

VISION Leading the model community where all can Live, Work, Play, and Get Involved. MISSION To preserve and enhance the Reston community through outstanding leadership, service and stewardship of our resources. CORE VALUES Service. Collaboration. Stewardship. Innovation. Leadership.

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Providing opportunities for new residents to actively participate in community processes, through volunteer positions and other opportunities that directly impact many aspects of the RA mission; Protecting Reston’s natural beauty and environment by maintaining and nurturing over 1,300 acres of open space, including four lakes, three ponds, streams, wetlands, forests, and meadows, as well as a 72-acre nature education center; and Providing parks and recreation facilities and amenities, included among them are 15 pools, 49 tennis courts, 55 miles of paved pathways, ballfields, playgrounds, multipurpose courts, picnic areas, garden plots and a variety of rental facilities for public meetings and gatherings, as well as numerous opportunities to actively participate in many nature education and recreational leisure programs.

Again, the Reston Association would like the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopt a motion to
include in the Reston Master Plan the requirement that all future residential developments, outside of the Reston Town Center Association boundaries, be made a part of the Reston Association. Thank you for your time and consideration of this request and for your ongoing support of the Reston Association and its Members. Please contact me at 703-476-9181 or via email at kathleendriscollmckee@gmail.com, if you have questions, comments or would like to further discuss this request.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of the Reston Association,

Kathleen Driscoll McKee President cc: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Reston Town Center Association

VISION Leading the model community where all can Live, Work, Play, and Get Involved. MISSION To preserve and enhance the Reston community through outstanding leadership, service and stewardship of our resources. CORE VALUES Service. Collaboration. Stewardship. Innovation. Leadership.

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