The McLean Community Center (MCC), an agency of Fairfax County Government, is seeking candidates to run for open seats on its 2015-2016 Governing Board. The Board provides oversight and guidance for MCC programs and facilities, which include the Robert Ames Alden Theatre and the Old Firehouse Teen Center (OFTC). The MCC 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 MCC’s tax district (Small District 1A-Dranesville), and obtain the signatures of a minimum of 10 McLean tax district residents in their respective categories. A candidate will then have his or her name placed on the ballot.
Candidate petition forms (Petition Packets) are now available at the MCC’s reception desk. The deadline for filing completed petitions is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27. Voting will be held during the annual McLean Day festival from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road. Absentee Voting also is permitted from Monday, April 13 to Wednesday, May 13 at MCC or OFTC.
Three adult seats and two youth seats 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/15SWzTg