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lnterest Community Board Complaint Form

Mailing/Delivery: Reston Association

Reston ,vA2Ot9L -3404
c/o Assistant secretary of the Board, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive,
Phone Number: 703-435-6530 Email: Member Services@reston.ors

("Board") of the Reston

pursuant to section 55-530(E) of the code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, the Board of Directors
,,Association,,) has established this complaint form for use by persons who wish to register written
Association (the
or decision by the Association or its Board or managing
complaints with the Association regarding the action, inaction
agent inconsistent with applicable laws and resulations'
or resolution of the issues
1. Legibly describe your complaint in the area provided below, as well as the requested action
circumstances at issue and the provisions of
described in the complaint. lnclude references to the specific facts and
space, attach a separate sheet of
Virginia laws and regulations that support the complaint. lf there is insufficient
and other materials related to
paper to this complaint form. Also, attach any supporting documents, correspondence
the complaint (not including copies of laws, regulations or the Association's governing documents)'

as Director for violation of COI

Sign, date & print your name and address below and submit this completed
form to the Association at the above
Edward Abbott
Printed Named
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2218 Wakerobin Lane, Reston,VA
Mailing Address
2218 Wakerobin Lane, Reston, VA
Reston Association Property Address
edabbott@me.com 703-476-4513
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adverse to the
lf, after the Board's consideration and review of the complaint, the Board issues a final decision
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complaint, you have the right to file a notice of final adverse decision with the common
filed within 30 days of the
(C|CB) in accordance with the regulations promulgated by the CICB. The notice shall be
date of the final adverse decision, shall be in writing on forms provided by the office
of the common Interest
(Ombudsman), shall include copies of any supporting documents, correspondence and
Community Ombudsman
The Ombudsman may be
other materials related to the decision, and shall be accompanied by a S25 filing fee.
contacted at:
Office of the Common lnterest Community Ombudsman
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23233
8O4I 367 -29 41 or Cl CO m b uelsm a n @ d po r.vi rei n i a.eov

Reston Association - Member Rights Resolution 4; Common tnterest Community Board

Members ComPlaint Procedure
September 27,2072
Description of facts and circumstances:
1.J Director Thompson has not disclosed her ownership of the Lake Anne Coffee
House and Wine Bar. Her curreRt COI, which is dated April 15, 2075,lists only her
condo. There is no updated version on Reston Association website'
2.) She has not disclosed that her husband is President of the Lake Anne of Reston
Condominium Association, LARCA.
3.) She did not disclose that her real estate office was located near Lake Anne on the
+.1 it a full Board Meeting on |anuary 2?.,2017,a motion was introduced to hold a
public hearing related to the proposed capital improvements of the docks at Lake
Anne. When Director Thompson spoke in favor of the motion, Director Lucinda
Shannon raised the issue of Ms. Thompson's conflict of interest. Ms' Thompson
retorted that her ownership of a condo and a coffee house at Lake Anne were not

Specific action being requested:

Director Thompson-should be dismissed from the Board for being in violation of COI

Controlling laws/Policies:
RA's contrilling pthcy on conflict of interest is "Operations Resolution 5 on Conflict
Interest Statement" 1;COI PolicyJ. [For Virginia law, see Virginia Nonstock Corporation
Act, Section 13.1-871.) Following are the provisions of the COI Policy:
The purpose of the COI Policy is stated as:
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors, recognizing its duty to serve the Reston community
rather than the material personal or economic interest of any Director, desires to
establish a Conflict of Interest Poliry consistent with existing statutory requirements, to
assure that the members of the Board of Directors, in executing their official duties, serve
the public rather than their personal interests.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ngSOLVgp thatthe following Conflict of Interest Policy shall
govern any matter to which the interests of the Reston Association may conflictwith the
iraterial personal or economic interest, direct or indirect, of any member of the Board of
Thus, the purpose of the COI policy is to assure that the Directors shall serve the interests
of the public and RA rather than any personal or economic interest.
Each Director must disclose any COL The penalty for failing to disclose a COI is
harsh. The Reston Deed (section iii.S[d)[2)) states that 'A Director shall be deemed to
have resigned and his membership on the Board of Directors shall be terminated
immediately upon occurTence of . . . [ii) failure to disclose a conflict of interest pursuant to
Bylaws Section XI.2 on any matter on which he or she votes"'
In addition, the penalty to a Director for filling out an inaccurate COI Statement is
similarly harsh since the Director's signing of the statement certifies that: "The
information provided in this Statement is true and accurate. I understand that falsifying
such information will result in my immediate resignation from the Board of Directors"'
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