David G. Sanders
Growing up in McLean, and previously serving as a youth member, an adult member and a two-term chairman of the McLean Community Center Governing Board, I understand what the center means to our community. I was involved in the construction of the Alden Theatre and the Old Firehouse Teen Center and helped organize MCC-sponsored community celebrations on McLean Day and the Fourth of July. I’m particularly interested in increasing the scope of activities for children at the center.
Edward J. Shahin
34-year resident of McLean; honors graduate of Cornell University; 31 years with CIA, 11 with Computer Sciences Corporation; self-employed as info tech consultant. Former PTA president and MCA Board member; newsletter publisher for McLean Chapter 489 of NARFE; active member of West Lewinsville Heights Citizens Association and Widowed Persons Service of Northern Virginia. Special interests include assist in expansion of MCC to meet growing needs, relocation of Teen Center to MCC campus, keep McLean Day at Lewinsville Park.
I’m a junior at McLean High School and have been a resident of McLean most of my life. I have always been active in community service, first as a Girl Scout, then as a volunteer at Georgetown Hospital. Currently, I am an aide at a religious school, a tutor for elementary school children and a representative on the MCC Governing Board.
I am a candidate because I want to serve in this position again. As there are some important and ongoing issues that have come before the MCC Board this year, I would like to stay on to be a part of the final decision making as I now have a better understanding of how this organization works. I have lived in McLean my whole life and I will graduate from Langley High School in 2007.
I served on the board from 1996-2002. I initiated the MCC/Park/Library signage at McLean Central Park to improve MCC visibility, increased community information available in MCC’s lobby, arranged for absentee balloting for board elections, revised the budget format to facilitate public review, created a reserve fund for capital improvements and fostered the after school program for middle-schoolers at the Teen Center.
It would be a privilege to serve the citizens of McLean on the MCC Board. I am a long-time resident of McLean Hamlet, where I live with my husband and young son. Until December, I worked as a technology executive and I’m now a stay-at-home mom and MBA student. My son and I regularly attend classes at the MCC. I will use my business experience and enthusiasm to help the community center continue to provide high-quality programs.
I’m a 13-year resident of McLean and have children attending Churchill and Cooper. I am committed to public service — I have been an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission for over 20 years, I am active in the PTA at Churchill and previously served on the vestry at St. John’s Episcopal Church. I also volunteered and was a board member of the DC Dinner Program for Homeless Women and served as president of the FTC Child Care Center Board.