2024 MCC Governing Board Election Begins February 7

County of Fairfax, Virginia
The McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, Virginia 22101

Media Contact:
Sabrina Anwah, Director of Communications
703-790-0123, TTY: 711

Friday, Jan. 26, 2024

McLean Community Center Invites Dranesville District Residents to Run for Seats on its 2024-2025 Governing Board
Nominating Petitions Will Be Available Wednesday, Feb. 7

McLean, Va.—The McLean Community Center (MCC) opens its annual Governing Board election on Wednesday, Feb. 7. MCC invites adult and teen residents of Dranesville District 1-A to run for seats on its 11-member board. The volunteer board provides oversight to the McLean Community Center through policy guidance, strategic planning and financial stewardship. MCC facilities include the Robert Ames Alden Theatre (“The Alden”) and The Old Firehouse Center (OFC). A special agency of Fairfax County Government, MCC is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.

In 2024, four adult positions and two youth positions are open on the board. To run for election to the board, candidates must reside in Dranesville Small District 1A, a special tax district that supports the center. Candidates are required to obtain the signatures of 10 tax district residents in their respective categories (either adult or youth) to have their names placed on election ballots. Petition packets will be available at MCC starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Adult candidates must be at least 18 years of age by the date of the election. This year, voters will have two options for in-person voting. On Friday, May 17, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the McLean Day TGIF Carnival Rides, and on Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. (a half-hour later than usual) to 5 p.m. at the McLean Day festival. Youth candidates must be 15-17 years of age by the date of the election. One youth member will be elected from the McLean High School boundary area and one will be elected from the Langley High School boundary area. Youth candidates are not required to attend either school, but they must reside in the boundary areas served by those schools respectively, as defined by Fairfax County Public Schools. The adult candidates who receive the three highest vote counts will serve three-year terms. The adult candidate who receives the fourth highest vote count, will serve a one-year, unexpired term. Youth members who receive the highest vote count will serve one-year terms.

Key Election Dates:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 7: Candidate Petition Packets are available for pickup at MCC.
  • Monday, March 11: Candidates must return completed Petition Packets to MCC in-person by 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 16: Candidate Orientation will be held at MCC from 2-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 27: Absentee Voting begins at MCC.
  • Saturday, April 20: A Candidates Meet & Greet will be held at the MCC Spring Parking Lot Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Monday, May 13: Absentee Voting ends at 5 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17: In-Person Voting held at McLean Day Friday Night Rides, Lewinsville Park, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18: In-Person Voting held at McLean Day at Lewinsville Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on the MCC Governing Board Elections, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or logon to the Governing Board Candidates’ webpage: https://mcleancenter.org/2024-call-for-candidates/.

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The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center seven working days in advance of the event.

To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.