by John Hanley, RCA Citizen of the Year Committee Chair

Reston Citizens Association has opened nominations for the 2015 Reston Citizen of the Year Award. The tradition of honoring the Reston Citizen of the Year began in 1976, and was reintroduced in 2008 as a way to spotlight the work of dedicated citizen volunteers and civic activists who work tirelessly behind the scenes, providing them the recognition and appreciation they have earned.
Each year, the Reston Citizens Association Board selects one person from the pool of nominations submitted by Reston citizens. Nominations are open from today, Friday, February 5, 2016 and close on Friday, February 19, 2016. Nominations may be submitted online or by downloading the nomination form and submitting it via postal mail or email as indicated on the nomination form.

RCA Citizen of the Year Nomination Criteria
  • The nominee has been a Reston resident for at least 5 years.
  • The nominee’s actions are consistent with the goals of Reston, and of RCA.
  • The nominee’s actions have contributed to the quality of life in Reston.
  • People in need of help have benefited from the nominee’s actions.
  • The nominee’s deeds were done without thought of personal benefit or recognition.
  • The nominee is not currently serving as an elected public official or a member of the Board of a major community organization (RA, RCA, or RCC).

The Reston Citizen of the Year will be honored at a special reception in the spring of 2016.