Jan. 11, 2019
DAVID BOBZIEN, 1946-2018
Former RA President Succumbs to Cancer
David Bobzien, who was selected as Reston Association's board president in April 2018, died Dec. 30 after a months-long battled against acute myeloid leukemia. Bobzien was diagnosed with the illness shortly after being chosen as president by his colleagues on the Board of Directors. He resigned from the RA board later in April. Bobzien, a retired attorney for Fairfax County, was first elected to serve a three-year term as the RA apartment owners' representative in 2017 before accepting the role as president.
At the time of his resignation from the board, Bobzien said “My hope is to get through this so that I can continue to enjoy the people and pathways that [my wife] Cathy and I fell in love with when we moved to Reston in 1975." Bobzien said that by publicly revealing the nature of his illness he might help others in similar situations.

“David was a great steward of Reston," said RA Board President, Andy Sigle. "Much of his time was spent volunteering, be it for his church, Reston Runners, the Reston Triathlon or for the legal community in Virginia. His time on the RA board really showed what a professional David was and that whatever he chose to pursue he did it passionately and diligently.”
RA CEO, Hank Lynch, said the association will contact family members to discuss ways to honor and recognize Bobzien’s service to Reston.
A memorial mass will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, at St. John Neumann Catholic Community, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston. Family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. before the mass. A reception will follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bobzien's name to either the Fairfax Law Foundation or the Virginia Law Foundation .

Resources for Better Aging Available Online
In this week's Reston Today video, find out about the launch of a new page on the Reston Association website that provides information about services that provide support for aging in place. READ NEWS RELEASE

Reston Association videos, including Reston Today, are produced by the association and can be accessed weekly from RA News or directly on our YouTube channel.

Letter Sent to County Planning Commission
Reston Association President, Andy Sigle, on behalf of the Board of Directors, sent a letter to the Fairfax County Planning Commission reiterating RA’s opposition to the proposed Planned Residential Community (PRC) zoning amendment and outlining initiatives the association could take to potentially stop the adoption of the amendment. The letter, dated Jan. 8, 2019, strongly urges the commission to ask the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to not approve the amendment. Click here to read the letter.
“As we have often stated, our primary basis for our opposition stems from the repeated failure of Fairfax County’s staff to provide a thorough and convincing explanation of the need for the proposed ordinance amendment at this time,” said Sigle in the letter.

Help Keep Reston Neighborhoods Beautiful
Reston Association is seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to fill the At-Large vacancy on the Covenants Committee for a three-year term. As a member of the Covenants Committee, you will have an opportunity to influence the community by working with neighbors to keep their homes well maintained. The Covenants Committee protects the integrity of property values in Reston by administering the Use and Maintenance Covenants set forth in the Reston Deed of Dedication. The time commitment is a 1 to 3 hour meeting on the third Wednesday of the month, plus property inspections prior to meetings dates, based on availability. To apply, please fill out the online Committee Volunteer application form.

Upcoming Events, Activities & Meetings

Jan. 14: Sports Council Meeting. MORE INFORMATION

Jan. 14: Toddler Nature – Oh Deer.  REGISTER

 Jan. 15: Toddler Nature — Oh Deer.  REGISTER

Jan. 17: Lakes, Boats, Docks Focus Group. MORE INFORMATION

Jan. 16: All Ages Nature – The Marvelous Moon.  REGISTER

Jan. 24: Lakes, Boats, Docks Focus Group. MORE INFORMATION

Jan. 25: STEAM Workshop – Winter Weather Wonders.  REGISTER
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