On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at the request of Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed three Reston residents to the nine-member Reston Community Center Board of Governors: William G. Bouie, Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt and Richard Stillson.
All three candidates were appointed for three-year terms. Bouie and Sechrest-Ehrhardt were incumbents. Stillson was elected to his first term on the board. The appointments were made based upon the official results of the 2018 RCC Preference Poll. Vote tallies for the five candidates were as follows:
Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt 1,426;
Richard Stillson 1,221;
William G. (Bill) Bouie 1,194 ;
Gerald Zavala 1,036, and
April Tan 755.
The three-year terms for Bouie, Sechrest-Ehrhardt and Stillson will begin on Nov. 5, 2018. Leaving the board is Gerald Zavala, who served RCC for six years, including four as Treasurer.
William G. Bouie has served on the RCC Board since 2003 and served as the Board Chair from 2006 until 2008. He is also the current chair of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board, and vice chair of the Board of Directors for Public Art Reston. He has served in formal and informal roles in many other community organizations, including the Wolf Trap Associates Board of Directors, Reston Hospital Board of Trustees, Reston Little League, Reston Youth Baseball, Reston’s YMCA Board of Management, Friends of Reston and the United States Olympic Committee’s Project Gold, among others.
Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt has served on the RCC Board since 2012. She is a professional social worker and diversity trainer. In addition to her experience as a former RCC employee, Lisa and her family have participated in numerous RCC programs as patrons. Her experiences as an educator and communicator have focused on celebrating diversity and engaging community members of all backgrounds.
Richard Stillson is a 46-year Reston resident and longtime International Monetary Fund staffer. He was the first president of the advocacy group Reston 2020 and was former chair of Reston Association’s Lakes Committee. He has been active at RCC as an instructor of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) courses.