McLean Community Center Seeks Candidates for Governing Board

McLean Community Center Seeks Candidates for Governing Board

The McLean Community Center (MCC), an agency of Fairfax County Government, is seeking residents of Small District 1A-Dranesville to run for seats on its 11-member volunteer board. The board provides oversight and guidance for MCC programs and facilities, including the Robert Ames Alden Theatre (“The Alden”) and The Old Firehouse Center. MCC is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.

To run for a seat on the volunteer board, a candidate must reside in the Center’s tax district (Small District 1A-Dranesville). Three adult positions and two youth positions are open this year. To have their names placed on election ballots, candidates are required to obtain the signatures of 10 tax district residents in their respective categories (either adult or youth). Candidate petition packets will be available at MCC starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21. Residents who would prefer to not enter the center can call 703-744-9348, to arrange for an MCC staff member to deliver a candidate packet to them in the MCC parking lot.

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 Saturday, May 15, the date of the center’s annual McLean Day festival, where the election is usually held. Youth candidates must be 15-17 years of age on McLean Day (born May 16, 2003 to May 16, 2006). One youth member will be elected to represent McLean High School boundary area and one will be elected to represent Langley High School boundary area. Youth candidates are not required to attend either school (private school or home-schooled students are eligible), but they must indicate where they reside in terms of the areas served by the respective high schools, as defined by Fairfax County Public Schools.

Key Election Dates:

  • Thursday, Jan 21: Candidate Petition Packets are available at MCC.

  • Friday, March 12: Completed Petition Packets are due to MCC by 5 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 17: Open Voting begins at the MCC. Residents may vote in-person or by mail and may phone, send an email, or fill out an online form to request ballots for their households. The requested ballots will be mailed to their homes.

  • Saturday, March 13: Candidates’ Orientation (via Zoom).

  • Wednesday, March 17: Open Voting begins at the MCC.

  • Saturday, May 15: Open Voting ends at 5 p.m.

For more information on the MCC Governing Board Elections, log on to the Governing Board Candidates’ webpage: or contact Executive Assistant Holly Novak at 703-744-9348 or