The primary purpose of the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee is to provide a vehicle whereby the community can ensure that the development of Reston as a planned residential community (PRC) follows the founding principles. Its primary focus is the appropriate development of land use within the legal constraints of the PRC Town Center, county and state ordinances, bylaws, and laws. The P&Z Committee is an advisory body without statutory authority; however, it is looked to and listened to by local government authorities for its opinions and advice on land use matters. Currently the P&Z is authorized to be made up of fifteen (15) members. The bylaws establish staggered lengths of service and the work is voluntary. There is a vital need for community input into the continuing development and redevelopment of Reston. There is an equally important need to ensure that development organizations be treated with consideration to their resources and rights. While the initial residential development activity is fairly complete, future actions will more probably focus on redevelopment activity. The development of commercial/industrial space will require more detailed attention.

Community awareness and interest, plus accurate and timely information, are necessary for the orderly development, and now, redevelopment of Reston. Members of the community that have questions or opinions on an application being reviewed by P&Z are encouraged to present their questions and opinions to the Committee for its consideration. The Planning and Zoning Committee can and should continue to serve as a valuable resource for citizen input and opinion on land use matters brought before it for consideration.

The Committee has established relationships with several departments of Fairfax County that deal with land use matters. These include the departments of Planning, Zoning, the Planning Commissioner and the County Supervisor for the Hunter Mill District. Occasionally members attend hearings of various County Boards to deliver the official opinion of the P&Z Committee with respect to the matter under consideration. The Committee also strives for close working relationships with other community organizations that have an interest in matters concerned with land use.

Committee Membership Application:   Online Form

Committee Bylaws (link)

Please send email inquiries to Chariman Rob Walker :

member list: 01-12-2021

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MemberMailing AddressTerm Exp.RoleStatusPhysical Copy
MemberMailing AddressTerm Exp.RoleStatusPhysical Copy
David A. Vanell 11906 Moss Point Lane, Reston, VA 20194 2022 Member Active  
Jake Hovermale 11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 202, Reston, VA 20191 2023 Member Active  
John Kauppila  12366 Lima Lane Reston, VA 20191 2021 Member Active  
Kathleen McClain  11762 Indian Ridge Road, Reston, VA 20191 2021 Associate 3 Active  
Matt Stevison 11432 Washington Plaza West, Reston, VA 20190 2023 Member Active  
Michael Jennings 2117 South Bay Lane, Reston, VA 20191 2021 Vice-Chairman Active  
Michelle Kimmel 1937 Upper Lake Drive, Reston, VA 20191 2021  Associate 1 - Secretary Active  
Rebecca Smith-Zakowicz 1401 Old Quincy Lane, Reston, VA 20194 2021 Associate 2 Active  
Richard Kennedy 11441 Waterview Cluster Drive, Reston, VA 20190 2022 Member Active  
Rob Walker 10911 Howland Dr., Reston, VA 20191 2021 Chairman Active  
Shelly S. Mastran  11454 Hollow Timber Court Reston, VA 20194 2021 Member Active  
Sue Ann Straits 11906 Moss Point Lane, Reston, VA 20194 2022 Member Active  
Tammi Petrine  2503 Foxcroft Way Reston, VA 20191 2021 Member Active  
Vrushali Oak 2560 Brenton Point Drive, Reston, VA 20191 2023 Member Active  
William Cornelius Pegues  1474 Garden Lane Reston, VA 20194-1993 2023 Member Active  
William Penniman 2007 Upper Lake Drive, Reston, VA 20191 2023 Member Active  
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