Join RCC To Celebrate 40 Years And Plan RCC’s Future

Join RCC To Celebrate 40 Years And Plan RCC’s Future

Restonians are invited to mark Reston Community Center’s 40th anniversary and plan for its future.

“RCC’s Past and Future” on Monday, February 10 offers an evening of hospitality and community conversation for residents and employees of Small District 5 (Reston) at RCC Hunters Woods on Monday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m. The event will last two hours. RCC Hunters Woods is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA, 20191.

The agenda of this special annual joint Community Relations and Program/Policy Committees meeting includes a screening of a short film about RCC’s first 40 years; a presentation on the results of the 2019 RCC Community Survey; facilitated discussion on four important RCC strategic planning pillars (Facilities, Community Building, Programs and Communications); and a summary of those discussions.

RCC convenes the Community Relations and Program/Policy committees jointly each February to hear from its stakeholders and partners. This year will be a special gathering not just for the anniversary celebration, but so RCC’s Board of Governors and staff members can gather feedback as the agency looks toward 2021, when the next five-year strategic plan will be written and adopted.

“We conclude our present five-year strategic plan in 2021,” said Beverly Cosham, RCC Board of Governors Chair. “Our approach typically overlaps the final year of one strategic plan with the engagement process to find out what is on our community’s minds that will shape the next one. This year, we look back to acknowledge the tremendous impact of Reston creating its community center in the image of the community and what that meant for the past 40 years.”

RCC will be seeking input on the key topic areas of community interest. “We know that people want to discuss a possible performing arts venue; development of an online community calendar; partner challenges and other specific issues,” said Leila Gordon, RCC Executive Director. “This event is an opportunity to share views on those topics.”

To encourage community attendance, RCC will be serving dinner, providing translation support (Chinese, Arabic, Spanish and Russian) and offering childcare support for busy families with children ages 6 to 12. Please RSVP at

Advance registration is requested. To register, please visit  Those who want to take advantage of the childcare option must complete a registration form for their children. The registration process will enable RCC to keep participants informed about the planning progress through the next several months. Interested patrons with questions can also direct them to that email address.

About Reston Community Center

Each year RCC offers more than 2,000 positive, self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment and lifelong learning. We also create and sustain community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit or call 703-476-4500.

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