Three residents were elected to the board of directors of the Cascades Community Association in annual, community-wide elections.

The election results were announced at the association's annual meeting Thursday. The election of the three Cascades residents gives the board a homeowner majority of seven members, with two seats being filled by representatives of the developer, Greenvest.

Dieter R. Meyer, past president of the Lowes Island Townhome Condominium Association, a sub-association within the community, received the most votes, 283, giving him the right to the longest available term, three years.

Meyer, vice president of the architecture firm W.A. Brown & Associates, served as vice chairman of the Cascades management contract task force and as a member of the Cascades beautification advisory panel.

Donald Descutner, former chairman of the Cascades Covenants Committee, received the second highest vote total, 276, and a two-year term on the board.

Descutner, who was appointed to an interim term of six months on the board after the resignation of James Leavengood, helped coordinate residents in a campaign to stop the installation in Cascades of a 199-foot monopole. He served as treasurer of the campaign to elect Supervisor Scott K. York (R-Sterling) as chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.

And James Gershowitz, chairman of the Grounds Committee and the management contract task force, collected 257 votes, giving him a one-year term on the Cascades board.

Gershowitz, owner of Dent Terminator, a repair company, coordinated the bidding for new landscape and refuse removal contracts, which netted the association an annual savings of $100,000.

Also on Thursday, the board announced the resignation of Vice President Jim Potter, a homeowner who was appointed to the panel in summer 1998 and elected to his seat last December.