There's been a change of command with the Mason Neck Citizens Association. Lucia Ferguson was handed the reins by outgoing president Michael Devlin at an association meeting at Gunston Hall on Tuesday night.
"We're going to have a great year," said Ferguson, a seven-year member of the association who has served the association as vice president, secretary and director. "One of the things I really want to do is increase our membership," she said. "Less than half the residents on the Neck are members."
Devlin served as president for two years. "It has been my pleasure working with you all," he said at the meeting.
Membership in the citizens association is $20 per family or $10 per individual.
Ferguson, a Connecticut native, has clear opinions of how the area should be maintained. "People always say there are more animals and birds on Mason Neck, and we'd like to keep it that way," she said.
Ferguson stumbled upon Mason Neck with her husband, Gregory, in 1999. "We got lost looking for Old Town Occoquan and we never turned back," she said.
Also elected on Tuesday:
The 2012 Mason Neck Citizens Association Board of Officers
Vice President: Sergio Diaz-Briquets
Secretary: Dick Kennedy
Treasurer: Bob Lee
- Michael Devlin
- Rick Hudson
- Dave Kyle
- Jerry Lyons
- Marvin Miller
- Bruce Scott
- Peter Weyland
- Hillary Clawson