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Executive Committee

Executive Committee members of the Lyon Village Citizens’ Association (LVCA) are volunteers who meet monthly to represent the approximately 2,500 residents in our neighborhood before the County government, developers and businesses on issues such as zoning, crime, traffic calming, and parks. In addition, the Executive Committee plans annual events such as the December Holiday Party, the Halloween Parade and the 4th of July Parade and Picnic.


A separate board manages the Community House and plans the annual Spaghetti Dinner.

John Carten



gjcarten at verizon dot net

John and his wife Gail have lived in Lyon Village since 1984. They have four children. John has served twice as LVCA president and acting president, most recently from 2008- 2010 as well as holding a number of other offices with the LVCA through the years. John has served on a number of L.V. sub-committees including the Neighborhood Conservation Committee. He has also served on the L.V. Community House Board. He has been a member of the Arlington Transit Advisory Committee since 2003 and currently serves as its Chairman.


Andy Rude

Second Vice President

andrew.rude at gmail dot com

Andrew Rude has been associated with Lyon Village since 1988. He is recently retired from the federal government after positions with the Agency for International Development and the Foreign Agricultural Service working on international food and agricultural issues. Much of this time was spent overseas. Andrew is married with two adult children. He busies himself now as a ski instructor, motorcycle rider coach, and scuba instructor, and also produces a weekly jazz show (“Key Notes”), on WERA, 96.7 FM, Arlington’s community radio station. He is most often seen about the neighborhood walking his dog Luna.

Rick Schweigert

Third Vice President


ras1867 at gmail dot com

Rick has been a Lyon Village resident for over 26 years. He is retired from the Federal government and he enjoys delivering the Bulletin with his two Norwich Terriers, Cody and Casey.

Bob Braddock

3rd Vice President

Bob Braddock, a life-long Northern Virginian, has been a resident of Lyon Village since 1997. He and his family live on Fillmore Street, in a Swiss-lodge-style home, with a moose on the porch. He is a residential architect, a frequent patron of Clarendon restaurants, an amateur guitarist, and a Virginia Tech Hokie.

Leslie Berk


Although a newcomer to Lyon Village, Leslie and her husband Peter have lived in the Ballston – Rosslyn corridor for a number of years. They have one daughter, Natalie Llerena, who is an actress living on the West Coast. Leslie formerly worked in interior design. She has utilized her design background to branch into real estate sales, and presently works with the JETMA team at Compass Real Estate. Leslie is pleased to be the Clerk of LVCA. She also enjoys supporting the activities of the Lyon Village Community House and the Lyon Village Woman’s Club.

Don Gay



dgay at fairwaymc dot com

Don has been a resident of L.V. since 2001 and has delivered the Bulletin for over 5 years. He is also a Registered Volunteer with Arlington County. Don has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years and is the Branch Manager and Sr. Loan Officer for Fairway Independent Mortgage in Tysons Corner, where he arranges residential mortgages. He and his wife Amelia and son Clive live on Highland St.

Bill Gearhart

Assistant Treasurer


bill at wgearhart dot com

Bill has been involved in neighborhood activities since 1979. He has served twice as LVCA president, most recently from 2001- 2005. He served as president of the Clarendon Alliance and has been L.V.’s representative since the late 1990s. Bill is also a past president of the Arlington County Civic Federation and for many years was chair or co-chair of the Federation’s planning and zoning committee. He also served as an L.V. representative on all three County task forces relating to the Clarendon Sector Plan. Bill is currently the Chairman of the Arlington County Transportation Commission, an advisory body to the County Board on transportation-related matters. Bill is Senior Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Elizabeth Ferrill

Recording Secretary

elizabeth dot ferrill at gmail dot com

Beth Ferrill and her twins moved to Danville street in Lyon Village in 2016, after living in Ballston for many years. Beth is a patent lawyer in the DC office of Finnegan LLP. Prior to law school, Beth served in the U.S. Air Force. Beth is also on the Board of Community Tax Aid, Inc., a metro DC non-profit that provides free income tax preparation services to low- and moderate-income families. In her spare time, she and her children enjoy LV’s parks and parades, and spending time tending to their new front yard.

Jason Harrier

Corresponding Secretary

jay at harrier dot io

Jason is a partner at Kacvinsky Daisak PLLC, an intellectual property law firm. Jason is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Arlington in 2009 with his wife, Leann. After spending several years living in Clarendon, they moved to 18th Street in Lyon Village in 2012. Jason and Leann have a Samoyed named Blitzen, who you might see pulling them around the neighborhood. This is his third year as a member of the LVCA Executive Committee.

Adam Kernan-Schloss

Bulletin Editor


Adam at ksaplus dot com

Adam founded and owns KSA-Plus Communications, a boutique consulting firm that is the nation’s leader in communicating about school reform issues. He has lived in L.V. since 1987, served with the LVCA once before, and was an Arlington Schools parent activist in the 90s. He’s a graduate of Leadership Arlington Class of 2000. He and his wife Lucy live on Key Blvd. with their Maine coon cat and, from time to time, their four children.

Tony Abreu

Social Outreach and Event Organizing Dude

Tony moved to Lyon Village in late 2012. Foolishly, he purchased a house that had served as a halfway house for over two decades with the intent on renovating it. Slowly, over the past 6 years, he has renovated nearly every last portion of his home, and now proudly lives in an all-the-way-house! These days, Tony finds himself filling his days with whatever philanthropic opportunities present themselves. He's on the board of the LVCA and the Brewer's Ball, an annual fund raiser benefiting Cystic Fibrosis, as well as running his side hustle, Arlington Cornhole - a social cornhole league based around charitable giving. Within Lyon Village, Tony serves as the board's social outreach and event organizing dude. If you're hosting a community event within Lyon Village, please shoot him a note and we'll see if we can align some interest and get the villagers out!

Martha Moore



martha.moore at verizon dot net

Martha has owned and operated a firm that provides training and performance programs to many of the largest U.S. and international companies for more than 30 years. She has held many leadership positions in Arlington, including being a former president of the LVCA. Martha currently also serves as the Co-Chairman of the Arlington Civic Federation’s Planning & Zoning Committee.

John Armstrong

Delegate at Large

jrarmstrong at aol dot com

John has lived in Clarendon since 1995. He and his wife Nicole moved to Lyon Village in 2002. John is a pedestrian advocate who loves to be car free whenever possible. John is a member of the Pedestrian Advisory Committee and currently chairs the Advisory Committee on Transportation Choices.

Miles Mason

Delegate at Large


miles.mason at pillsburylaw dot com

Miles is a partner in the communications group of the law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, specializing in television and radio broadcasting transactions. Previously he was a partner in the Washington, DC communications firm of Fisher Wayland Cooper Leader & Zaragoza and before that an associate at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine in New York City. Miles has lived on 18th Street since 2003 with his wife Lara Johnson and 2 young sons, who do all they can to keep him younger and age him at the same time.

Derek Huetinck

Delegate at Large

Eric Lawrence

Immediate Past President

ericanthonylawrence at gmail dot com




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