In Reston, a Driving Desire for a Unique License Plate

The winning design for the new plate was created by resident Doug Fuller.
The winning design for the new plate was created by resident Doug Fuller. (Reston Citizens Association)
Thursday, March 1, 2007

Reston is one step closer to having its own vehicle license plate, designed by Doug Fuller, a resident who has designed logos for a variety of Reston organizations and is art director of the Freddie Mac Design Studio.

Fuller's design was chosen by judges from the Greater Reston Arts Center in a Reston-wide competition. It symbolizes the trees and water of the planned community's woods and lakes. Its motto is "Live, Work, Play."

An award ceremony will take place at Lake Anne Plaza when the weather warms up, Reston officials said.

Officials of the Reston Citizens Association said they were confident the organization would be able to get the 350 prepaid applications required by the state before a specialized plate can be created.

The association will follow state directives and hold all applications and checks until the process is complete, then forward one check to the state.

The design also must be approved by the General Assembly in the 2008 session. If the process goes smoothly, the plate should be available in July 2008.

For an order form, visit Send the completed form with a check made out to Reston Citizens Association to the association at P.O. Box 2851, Reston, Va. 20195.

For more information, visit, call 703-437-4386 or email

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