Governing Board Election Key Dates

Key Dates

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m.—Candidate Petition packets are available for pick-up by interested potential adult and youth candidates at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, Va. 22101. Candidate Petition packets will remain available for pick-up by interested potential candidates through Monday, March 11, 2024.

Monday, March 11, 5 p.m.—DEADLINE: Completed Candidate Petitions must be returned to the McLean Community Center by the individual candidates themselves, in-person. Verification of each individual’s information submitted will happen during this week—certifying that the candidate is a Small District 1A-Dranesville resident who has gained the endorsement of the required number of residents to qualify as a candidate. All persons who submit a petition will be notified as to whether they have qualified. Those who do qualify are invited to the Candidate Orientation on March 16.

Saturday, March 16, 2-4 p.m.—Candidate Orientation (in-person at MCC)
Please note: This is the only information session. It is highly recommended that candidates participate to receive a “Candidate Orientation” packet and converse with current Board members. A professional photographer will be available prior to the orientation session from 1-2 p.m. to take individual publicity headshot photos of the candidates. Candidates may also submit their own digital headshot (300 dpi) to be used for election publicity. After the Orientation, candidates may begin their personal campaigning activity to Small District 1A-Dranesville residents, owners of small businesses, and community interest groups.

Wednesday, March 27, 9 a.m.—Absentee Voting begins in-person at McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, Va. 22101) OR by U.S. Mail. Requests for Absentee Ballots should be limited to members of the requestor's own household only. Requests to receive an Absentee Ballot may be submitted online through MCC website, by phone, or by email. Absentee Ballot packages will be mailed out promptly to all requestors.

Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.— Spring Community Parking Lot Sale ALL Candidates “Meet-and-Greet”
An opportunity for ADULT and YOUTH candidates to interact with the public and answer questions about their interest in serving on the MCC Governing Board.  Outside candidate section – to facilitate conversation, talking about their interest in building positive community atmosphere through serving on MCC Governing Board.

Monday, May 13, 5 p.m.—Absentee Voting Ends.
DEADLINE: All Absentee Voting ballots must be received (delivered – not postmarked) through the mail or by being dropped-off at McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, Va. 22101) by 5 p.m.

Friday, May 17, 4-8 p.m.—In-person voting at Friday Night Rides (McLean Day event), Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Va. 22101. Tax district residents (adults and youth) are eligible to vote if they have not done so already during the Absentee Voting period.

Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. – In-person voting at McLean Day, Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Tax district residents (adults and youth) are eligible to vote if they have not done so already during Absentee Voting or at Friday Night Rides on May 17. Candidates will be personally notified of the election results late Saturday evening after all votes have been tallied by the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area.

Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 p.m.—The newly-elected adults and youth are encouraged to attend and observe the monthly Regular Meeting of 2023-2024 Governing Board.

Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 p.m.—Final meeting of outgoing 2023-2024 Governing Board. Pledge ceremony for newly-elected and currently serving board members led by Fairfax County Supervisor Jimmy Bierman. Family and friends are welcome to attend, take photos. After pledge, the first meeting of the 2024-2025 Governing Board officially convenes, which will include: introduction of board members; election of officers; orientation by Executive Director May-Salazar.

For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or email: