MONTEREY ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (MECA)

Community

MECA Board

Below is a list of our current Monterey Estates Community Association Board members. You can join the board by submitting your request for consideration at each annual meeting. For more information, please see our bylaws under Documents. 

President

ADAM SHUBERT

Secretary

PAUL SHLESINGER

Vice President

CAMERON ECKHARDT

Member

JOE COCHRANE

Treasurer

CHRIS COSTA

Member

ELAINE GONZALEZ

Member

COURTNEY MARTIN

Member

DAVID DRUCKER

Architectural Control Committee

If you are considering a change or addition to the exterior of your home, your plans MUST be approved by the ACC, and possibly by Fairfax County

Member

JOE COCHRANE

Member

BILLY ECKHARDT

ACC Change Application

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

COORDINATOR

Rick Foelsch
   (703) 787-0645

Block Captians

Below is a list of our current Monterey Estates Community Association Neighborhood Watch Block Captians. Serving your Community. 

Lyme Bay Drive

[vacant]

Monterey Estates Drive

Patti Mietla

 (703) 435-2701

New Belmont Court

Ron Ulle

(703) 796-0147

New Arden Court

Kevin Bidwell

[email protected] 

New Austin Court

Christina Beach & Robin Booth

(703) 471-1924

New Parkland Drive – West

[vacant]

New Banner Lane

Richard & Sara Raines

(703) 481-5689

   John & Amy Persil

(703) 742-3612

New Parkland Drive

Ted Stewart

[email protected]

Jonathan Grinnon

[email protected]

New Banner Lane – North

[vacant]

Monterey Estates West

Kevin Learned

[email protected]

New Concorde Court

Cameron Eckhardt

[email protected]

New Aspen Court

Rose McIntyre

(703) 318-0741

New Amber Court

Pat Cosimi

[email protected] 

Larceny Prevention Tips:

  • Lock car doors at all times and close the windows.
  • Do not leave valuables in your car.
  • If items must be left in your car, keep them hidden from view.
  • Remove your GPS unit, including it’s cradle.
  • Clean the area of the windshield marked by the suction cup of the portable GPS unit.
  • When possible, park in a well-lit area.

Burglary Prevention Tips:

  • Keep all doors and windows locked, even if you are at home.
  • Keep your from and rear porch lights on; use motion sensors.
  • If you hear something, do not investigate. Go to a safe room in your home, call the police at 9-1-1 and stay on the line.
  • Be on the lookout for suspicious people or activity during the day as well as during evening hours.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH COORDINATOR:

Our Neighborhood Watch is a volunteer, passive organization mainly because there is no need for an active one with patrols.  The Community has not indicated a desire to expend the time needed for an active organization and the level of incidents does not indicate that it is necessary.

What does a Block Captain do?  He/she is the single point of contact in the designated Block (see website map of Block  Areas) to collect information from Block neighbors and to distribute information to the Block neighbors.  This information is of a crime prevention nature.  This means that the Block Captain knows the names , addresses and phone numbers and/or email addresses of all his/her Block neighbors and they know his/hers.  Everyone in the Block should know everyone else by sight.

If a Block neighbor sees something that requires police assistance, the neighbor gets a good description of the suspects/incident and immediately calls it in to 703-691-2131 if it is a routine (not life-threatening) situation, and tells them you want an officer to respond.  If it is a life-threatening situation, call /text 911 with your detailed description.  Do not physically intervene; that is the police responsibility.  We do not want anyone getting hurt.  The next thing the Block neighbor does is contact the Block Captain and reports the incident; the Block Captain will then notify me, as the Coordinator for the MECA Community.  I can then notify all other Block Captains, the Board and the Reston District Police Service Area and Crime Prevention staff, depending on the nature of the incident.  The individual Block Captains can do this too, if they are so inclined, but I would like to be copied so that I can address it in historical perspective and/or bring in additional perspectives.