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Closing Notice: The McLean Community Center and the Old Firehouse Center will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday.   

McLean Community Center Seeks Qualified Candidates to Run for Seats On Its 2019-2020 Governing Board

Nominating Petitions Will Be Available Tuesday, Jan. 22


McLean, Va.—The McLean Community Center (MCC) is seeking candidates to run for seats on its 2019-2020 Governing Board. The board provides oversight and guidance for MCC programs and facilities, which include the Robert Ames Alden Theatre (“The Alden”) and The Old Firehouse Center (OFC). An agency of Fairfax County Government, the Center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.


To run for a seat on the 11-member volunteer board, a candidate must reside in the Center’s tax district (Small District 1A-Dranesville). Three adult positions and two youth positions are open this year. To have their names placed on election ballots, candidates are required to obtain the signatures of ten McLean tax district residents in their respective categories (either adult or youth). Candidate petition packets will be available starting on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

The three adult candidates who receive the three highest vote counts will serve three-year terms. Youth members will serve one-year terms. Adult candidates must be at least 18 years of age as of McLean Day (Saturday, May 18). Youth candidates must be 15-17 years of age as of McLean Day. 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.

Key Election Dates:

  • January 22: Candidate Petition Packets are available at MCC and OFC.
  • March 15: Completed Petition Packets are due at MCC by 5 p.m.
  • March 16: Candidates’ Orientation.
  • March 18: Absentee Voting begins at the MCC and The Old Firehouse Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd.
  • April 28: Candidates Meet and Greet, 2-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of MCC and the McLean Citizens Association.  
  • May 15: Absentee Voting ends.
  • May 18: Elections at McLean Day (Lewinsville Park) from 10:30 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://bit.ly/2QwOURj

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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.