Board President - Jay Dick
I have called Landsdowne home since 2004 and before starting my current board term in 2017-2020, I had previously served three terms (nine years) two of which were as president. Having lived in both a townhouse (High Valley Lane) and single family (Bold Lion Lane), I understand the needs and uniqueness of each. Further, I served as Board President after the landslide behind Sky Blue Drive so I know that decisions that the board makes can have profound impact upon the residents of Landsdowne.
I grew up in small town Iowa - population around 2,200 - which is similar to the population of Landsdowne. Growing up, we knew our neighbors and they not only lived next to us, but were our friends. After moving to the DC metro area after college, I never thought I would live in a place where I again felt so much at home. Not only do I know my neighbors, but we look out for each other and are true friends. This is why I live in Landsdowne.
What can you expect of me as a board member? I am engaged and direct but most importantly, my center self revolves around the concept of "what is fair." When making decisions on the board, I always ask myself, what is the fair or right thing to do. I find this litmus test has served me well over the years.
Please feel free to come to board meetings to let us know your thoughts and concerns or you can email me at President at Landsdowne.org.
Board Vice President - Toni Freeland
I have owned a home and lived in the Landsdowne Community since 2003. When I first looked at homes in Landsdowne, I knew this was the place I would like to live and eventually raise my family, and I have done just that! I have volunteered to help at Landsdowne community gatherings over the years, as well as held multiple volunteer positions with various local organizations to include LMVSC, SYC and the Hayfield Drama Boosters. I took a more active role in the community when I became involved with the parking initiative and a member of the parking committee about 4 or 5 years back. Since then I have served on various Landsdowne Community committees to include the nominations committee, the finance committee, the pool committee and I have joined the recently stood up pool recreations committee. For the past three years I have had the pleasure of serving as a Landsdowne Board Member. My time on the board started with serving as the Landsdowne Board Secretary, a position that I held until I took on the role of Vice President two years ago and am still serving as today. Additionally, as the Vice President I took on the special project of playground renovations, which lead to the tire rubber ground fill being replaced with playground wood chips at all three Landsdowne playgrounds as well as the 30 year playground structure being replaced with a beautiful new playground structure at the large playground next to the pool. I am fair minded and always have the community's best interest at heart when making Landsdowne Board related decisions. My goal is to keep Landsdowne a place we all love to call home. I am a government civilian, currently working for the Army, and have two children, Aiden (16) & Lucy (13) - who are my pride and joy. We also have a yellow lab and a beagle mix rescue, Sandee & Shaymus - AKA The "S" Dogs, who are a continuous source of entertainment and love for my family and everyone they meet!
Board Secretary - Cindi Potter
Hello Landsdowne. Since 1993, this truly has been the place I love to call home. Professionally, I own a pet care company and a design firm specializing in small space, pet friendly interiors and gardens. This allows me to utilize my formal education and certifications as an interior designer and landscape architect – skills I also bring to Landsdowne. Since moving to Landsdowne, I have served on every committee with the exception of Government Relations and Finance, served as the chair of Landscaping and Events, continually, as well as on the Board of Directors, 3 of which were as President. Landsdowne is my home – and my passion I share my home with senior labrador retrievers -- all from pet rescue. People do not like to admit they have agendas when joining a Board. I do! It has aways been to build a sense of community through finding ways to make all our diverse community feel valued, heard – and wanting to be involved. I love meeting our residents. My door is always open. Please never hesitate to reach out with questions, suggestions or comments – or to just say hello. You are my neighbors and my friends. I am here to work for all of you. (email@example.com)
Board Treasurer - Andrew Wright
I have resided in Landsdowne since 1999, first as a townhouse owner and currently as a single family home owner. During this time I have served as a member of the Architectural Review Board for a number of years and attended countless community events including National Night Out, trash pick-up, dumpster day, dog swim, yard sale, etc. I’ll do my best to maintain the community atmosphere that we have, and to help guide Landsdowne into the future as we face challenges of aging infrastructure.
Member-at-Large - Emanuel Dash
Emanuel has been a townhouse owner in Landsdowne since 2009. Emanuel moved to Landsdowne with his wife just before the birth of their first child because they were looking for a place to raise a family that felt like home, and Landsdowne had a reputation of being just such a place. Emanuel became active in the community a few years ago as Chairman of the Neighborhood Watch, and then was moved to run for the board to help ensure that our community remained a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Emanuel is a government contractor, and his wife Melanie is a math teacher at Hayfield Secondary School - together they have two spirited children, Eliya and Sofia, a cat Cleo, and two bunnies - Butterscotch and Marshmellow.
Member-at-Large - Margaret Flanagan
Member-at-Large - Jo Mears
I have been a resident since 2001. I transferred from El Paso Texas when my agency decided I could expand my skills in a new area with a different job. My spouse (retired military) later joined me here when his job commitments overseas ended. This area was home to him and his family. We are proud to have serve in the military. I retired from the federal government not to long ago My job experience has been with various federal agencies and includes me being a simple typist, as well as teacher’s aide, librarian aide, Admin Mgmt, Loan Specialist, and to my final job as a Economic Development Specialist. I also am proud to have served as a Girl Scout and Brownie Leader for my daughters when they were growing up. Since living in this community and after the lost of my husband I have participated in several committees with the hope that I make a difference. I currently serve in a few committees and hope that by doing so others will also see fit to do the same. Thank you for letting me be a part of your association board for now and I hope to do right by everyone here.
Member-at-Large - Andrew Lam
Hello Landsdowne! First thanks for this opportunity, I hope I am able to meet the expectations. I've lived in this wonderful community for 6ish years. I work at Fort Belvoir as a Firefighter/EMT and have been there for the last 3 years. In total, I've been in fire/rescue for 13 years. Those long years have taught me many things, and the most important one for my duties as a Board member is how to keep a level head, even under pressure. I am happily married (for a little over a year now), and have a daughter and a step son. We have a wonderful (ok wild and crazy) Dalmatian puppy named Bunker. Bunker loves to take walks and encourages you to contact me if you have a community issue youd like to have to board member look at. We'll gladly add a stop to our regular walks to examine and photograph issues as necessary. Thanks for being awesome Landsdowne!
Member-at-Large - Adam Mardel
I grew up outside of Houston and first moved to Northern Virginia in 2010. My family and I moved into a rented townhome on Sky Blue Drive in the spring of 2018. In May of this year, we bought a townhome on Sky Blue Drive and are very happy to be raising our growing family in this community.We were drawn to the neighborly feel and sense of belonging we found in Landsdowne. We’ve developed new friendships and deepened old ones in our time here, and we can’t imagine living anywhere else. We have a four-year-old boy and a 3-month-oldboy that keep us very busy. We also have a shepherd mix named Jackson that some of you may have seen around the community. My wife, Monica, and I have lived in the Washington D.C. area for the better part of ten years with a two and a half year assignment in Louisiana for my job. I am a federal law enforcement officer and have a deep sense of duty and commitment to my family and to my community. I want to do my part to make the world a kinder and better place. I can see no better way to do that than in my own neighborhood. I don’t take on tasks I don’t intend to finish and I always follow through on my promises and commitments. I am open to differing viewpoints and always welcome healthy debate. I believe that the positive change and engagement that you can have at the community and neighborhood level is the most important and rewarding change you can make.