About Reston

Reston Organizations

Reston Community Center partners with numerous community and arts organizations around Reston throughout the year to help enhance the cultural quality of life for the citizens of Reston. Here are some of those organizations, with links to their websites. These linked pages are provided for your convenience. They are not produced or monitored by RCC and we are not responsible for the information contained in them.
 

Elected Officials

U.S. Congressman Gerald Connolly
District 11 office (Fairfax)
703-256-3071  www.connolly.house.gov

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
Local office (Manassas)
703-679-4925 www.kaine.senate.gov

U.S. Senator Mark Warner
Local office (Vienna)
703-442-0670 www.warner.senate.gov/public

Virginia Senator Janet Howell - Senate District 32 
Local Office (Reston)
(703) 709-8283 www.vasenatedems.com

Virginia Delegate Kenneth R. Plum - 36th District
Local Office (Reston)
(703) 758-9733 www.kenplum.com 

Sharon Bulova, Chairman
703-324-2321 www.fairfaxcounty.gov/chairman

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Catherine M. Hudgins, Hunter Mill District 703-478-0283  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/huntermill/aboutsupervisorhudgins.htm www.fairfaxcounty.gov

Fairfax County Public Schools School Board 
Pat Hynes, Hunter Mill District Representative 
571-423-1082  www.fcps.edu/schlbd/members/huntermill.shtml 

Fairfax County Public Schools 
www.fcps.edu/index.shtml
Fairfax County Public Schools – Region 1  www.fcps.edu/regions/r1/ www.fcps.edu/index.shtml

Reston Civic Organizations

Alliance of Reston Clusters and Homeowners (ARCH)

ARCH is a grass-roots, non-partisan organization dedicated to helping its members be better aware of local community issues directly affecting them, and better able to participate effectively in community dialogues and decision making. 

Reston Association

The Reston Association (RA) is a not-for-profit corporation that serves a community of about 60,000 people and is one of the largest community associations in the United States. Reston Association sustains and protects the community’s quality of life by caring for Reston’s natural environment and recreational facilities, and administering its architectural and maintenance covenants. 

Reston Town Center Association

This acclaimed outdoor venue offers more than 50 retail shops, 30 restaurants, a 13-screen Multiplex Cinema and the Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel. And at the Center’s hub, the Pavilion hosts special events, concerts, festivals throughout the year and ice-skating in winter, making this the focal point of the community and Northern Virginia’s “downtown." 

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce has been opening the door to business opportunity along the Dulles Business Corridor for over 25 Years. With a professional staff, dedicated volunteer members, an involved Board of Directors and alliances with major corporate, nonprofit and media enterprises, you can be assured that this Chamber will continue to serve this robust region as a leader in issues critical to business development. 

Cornerstones

Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith) is a nonprofit organization serving Reston, Herndon, and northwestern Fairfax County. Cornerstones promotes self-sufficiency through support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other services.

Reston Citizens Association

Founded in 1967, RCA is a nonprofit civic association that seeks to protect and to promote the social and political interests of Reston, serving as a forum for all residents and a voice and advocate for the community with County and State government. 

Reston Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Reston provides support to the Reston area, our nation and international communities. The membership consists of community leaders in Reston and the surrounding area. 

Reston Lions Club

The Reston Lions Club is a group of men and women, varying in age from the mid-twenties to the late seventies, who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes in Reston, Virginia and the world community. 

Kids R First

Kids R First is an all-volunteer 501 c3 organization dedicated to education and to help give kids from families with limited financial means the same opportunities as their peers.

Reston For a Lifetime

Reston for a Lifetime is group of concerned citizens and organizations seeking to understand the needs and perceptions of Restonians and help create solutions toward making Reston a great place for people of all ages and abilities. 

Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help (FISH)

Herndon-Reston FISH is a volunteer, non-sectarian, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping people meet emergencies and short-term needs. FISH has assisted Herndon-Reston residents since 1969. 

Reston Useful Services Exchange (USE)

 

Reston Cultural, Arts, and Recreational Organizations

IPAR (Initiative for Public Art - Reston)

The Initiative for Public Art Reston, a group of civic leaders who represent Reston's key community organizations, seeks to inspire a new commitment to public art that builds on Reston’s long tradition of supporting community arts and culture. 

Reston Community Players

The Reston Community Players (RCP), have been serving the area with award winning live theatrical productions since 1966. RCP is a volunteer, nonprofit organization committed to theatrical excellence in every aspect of design, education and performance. 

Reston Chorale

The Reston Chorale has excited audiences with its musical excellence and versatility for over 35 years. The mission of The Reston Chorale is to promote community interest and participation in, and enjoyment of, choral music. 

Voce

"Voce, a 26-voice chorus in Northern Virginia, has established a solid reputation not only for the quality of its performances but also for the ingenuity and imagination with which its programs are selected and constructed." – The Washington Post.  

Reston Conservatory Ballet

Founded in 1972, the Conservatory Ballet has become a premier dance academy in the Washington D.C. area. Led by director Julia Zciller Redick, the Conservatory’s students learn to embody the three E’s—Excellence, Experience and Earnestness—under the watchful eye of a trained and caring faculty.

Ravel Dance Studio

The Ravel Dance Studio has established yet another Reston tradition of dance training excellence for young and young at heart dancers. 

Reston Community Orchestra

Established in 1988 as the resident orchestral ensemble of the greater Reston area, the RCO has the dual mission of providing orchestral music to Reston itself and giving performing opportunities to many talented musicians already in the area. 

Classical Ballet Theatre

Classical Ballet Theatre is dedicated to providing educational and outreach opportunities throughout Northern Virginia, and is specifically committed to providing experiences that increase the understanding and enjoyment of the art of ballet. 

Greater Reston Arts Center

Founded in 1974, enriches community life by promoting involvement and excellence in the visual arts. The Greater Reston Arts Center provides a year-round program of exhibitions, lectures, Children's Workshops, a Summer Art Program for kids, Art In Schools, the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, and other special events. 

League of Reston Artists

The League of Reston Artists sponsors exhibits, workshops and programs for artist members, a meeting group for photography lovers and makers, the Reston Photographic Society, and opportunities for artists at every stage of their interests and impulses. 

Reston Art Gallery and Studios

The Reston Art Gallery & Studios (RAGS), located on Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, Virginia, is a place where working professional artists create paintings, sculptures and jewlery that appeal to all art lovers. 

Reston Historic Trust & Museum

The Reston Historic Trust is an established community organization that preserves the past, informs the present, and influences the future of Reston through its educational programs. It was founded in 1996 as a community-based non-profit organization to sustain the unique history of the award-winning, innovative, planned community of Reston. The Trust operates the Reston Museum & Shop in Lake Anne Village Center. 

Fairfax Loudoun Music Fellowship

This organization of music teachers provides a forum for discussions, continuing education, and recital opportunities in the CenterStage for students. Teachers of piano, instrumental, and vocal music enjoy each others’ company and learn from one another and guest lecturers’ new approaches and solutions to shared concerns. 

Reston Masters Swim Team

 

The Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST) has been in existence since 1974. The “Masters” team has been at Reston Community Center since the pool opened. Masters Swimming is a national program under the auspices of U.S. Masters Swimming, a nationwide organization dedicated to the promotion of swimming in all its forms.

Reston Swim Team Association

 

The Reston Swim Team Association is a year-round developmental swim league open to all swimmers between the ages of 6 and 18.