Community Notes

Community Notes

Send community notes to mclean@ or 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean VA 22102. Call 703-917-6449 with questions.

The Northern Virginia Association for Volunteer Administration presents Volunteer Management training on Volunteer Retention: Keeping the Spark on Thursday, March 15, 9:30-noon, at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The discussion will cover volunteer retention, and is open to all who manage volunteers, be it in a nonprofit, for profit and/or faith-based setting. The training is free to members, non-members $10 at the door. RSVP to Susan Stolpe at or 571-323-9569.

The Fairfax County Police Department is accepting applications for its spring Citizens Police Academy. Classes are a combination of lecture and interactive activities. Topics include SWAT and special operations, gangs, 911 communications center, patrol, crime prevention, crime scene and identity theft. The spring Citizens Police Academy will be held on Thursday evenings from March 15 through May 19. Classes meet from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., with the exception of graduation which will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Class locations will be held at various police facilities throughout the county.

The program is offered free of charge. Applicants are required to live or work in Fairfax County, be 18 years of age and provide their own transportation to and from training. Acceptance is subject to review of the applicant’s criminal record and police contact history.

Mothers First - McLean/Vienna is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women make the transition from careers to at-home motherhood.

Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms’ nights out, and lectures. Next meetings are Wednesday, March 21 at 10:15 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 E. Maple Ave., Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit

The Fairfax County Police Department in partnership with the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy will be hosting an open house and career fair at the academy, located at 14601 Lee Road in Chantilly, on Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Interested candidates will be able to test for the position of police officer and police cadet for Fairfax county at 1 p.m. The test is a video based exam consisting of mainly scenarios that law enforcement officers encounter every day.

There will be on-site translators in Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese. Recruiting detectives will discuss immediate career opportunities from all participating agencies and conduct a panel discussion on women’s public safety careers. Call 703-246-7563.

The McLean Community Center is looking for candidates to run for a seat on its 2007-2008 Governing Board. This year, there are three adult and two youth positions (ages 15-17) available. Adults will serve a three-year term; youth serve a one-year term.

All candidates must be residents of the Center’s tax district (Small District One of Dranesville in Fairfax County). One youth candidate from the area served by McLean High School and one youth candidate from the area served by Langley High School will be elected. Candidates need not attend these schools to run.

Each candidate must obtain 10 signatures of endorsement from tax district residents and submit information about their candidacy for publication.

Completed petitions must be filed at the Center no later than 5 p.m., on Friday, March 30.

For more information, call the Center at 730-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255 (hearing impaired only).