McLean Community Center Seeks Board Candidates

Nominating petitions will be available Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The McLean Community Center’s Governing Board in session.

The McLean Community Center’s Governing Board in session.

The McLean Community Center (MCC), an agency of Fairfax County Government, is seeking candidates to run for open seats on its 2014-2015 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 Teen Center. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.

In order to become eligible to run for a seat on the 11-member board, a candidate must reside in the Center’s tax district (Small District 1A-Dranesville). Additionally, candidates are required to obtain the signatures of 10 McLean tax district residents in their respective categories (either adult or youth), to have their names placed on the ballot.

Nominating petition forms will be available at the Center’s reception desk beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The deadline for filing completed petitions is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 28. Voting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the annual McLean Day festival on Saturday, May 17. The festival will be held at Lewinsville Park, which is located at 1659 Chain Bridge Road.

Absentee Voting also is permitted from Monday, April 14, to Wednesday, May 14. Absentee ballot packages are available upon request at the Center’s reception desk, or residents may call or send a message to elections@mcleancenter.org to have a package mailed to their home addresses.

Three adult positions and two youth positions are open this year. 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. 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 of the two schools, but they must reside in the boundary areas served by the schools as defined by Fairfax County Public Schools.

For more information on the MCC Governing Board Election, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: http://bit.ly/1fHo2Ht.