McLean Months before a scheduled 18-month renovation is to begin on its main facility, the McLean Community Center (MCC) is seeking candidates to run for seats on its 2017-2018 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. An agency of Fairfax County Government, the center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.
To run for a seat on the 11-member board, a candidate must reside in the Center’s tax district (Small District 1A-Dranesville). 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).
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 (May 20). 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 one of the schools as defined by Fairfax County Public Schools.
Key Election Dates:
- Jan. 23: Petition Packets are available.
- March 17: Completed Petition Packets are due at MCC by 5 p.m.
- April 10: Absentee Voting begins at the MCC Administrative Office, 6631 Old Dominion Drive, and The Old Firehouse Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean.
- April 10: Candidates’ Orientation.
- May 7: Candidates Meet and Greet, 3-5 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of MCC, at the Old Firehouse Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean.
- May 17: Absentee Voting ends at the MCC Administrative Office and the Old Firehouse Teen Center at 5 p.m.
- May 20: Elections at McLean Day from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information on the MCC Governing Board Elections, call the Center at703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or logon to the website: http://bit.ly/2ix7qc1.